At Comicpalooza in Texas, a young woman who admitted she had recently left an abusive relationship asks Patrick Stewart about his involvement in domestic violence issues. What results starts out as a over view of some things he’s done, but goes into his past and the discovery that his father had PTSD.
Caution: This may bring tears to your eyes.
Yes, it’s on a shaky cam, but hang in there, because this will tug your heartstrings.
Thanks to Heather Skye for asking the question, and for posting this wonderful response.
Heather’s description of the video needs to be posted, because it offers some phone numbers that are important.
This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.
When he embraced me he told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now”. I just kept thanking him.
I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you. There are hotline numbers a little farther down.
This video is owned by Oswald Vinueza and full recording can be found here
I posted an extended response about the experience here on my blog
If you need help, please reach out!
Refuge Hotline in UK
Combat Stress Hotline In UK
Vets in USA with PTSD Hotline
1-800-273-8255, press 1.
USA Hotline for Domestic Abuse