Lyndsy Gamet grew up in Holt, MI before earning her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Davenport University. Today she resides in Holt, working with several non-profit organizations, helping with access to basic human needs and amplifying voices of those who are underrepresented.
What has been integral to your personal healing?
My healing journey continues, as I believe it does for everyone. It has been integral for me to take those first uncomfortable steps and share my truth. That was the hardest part. After that, and every single day, I remind myself that it’s okay to talk to a therapist, and its normal to feel bad sometimes. One thing that really helps me out is staying active, exercise really helps the mind and the body.
What’s one way someone can be a better ally to survivors of sexual abuse?
To be a true ally to survivors of abuse you have to believe them, all of them. When you question a survivor because of their fame, or the fame of the perpetrator, or how well you think you know them, you are not an ally or a safe place. If you want to be a person that someone can tell, your friend or significant other or child, then you have to be sending out those signals and affirmation that you believe survivors.
What do you hope viewers take away from the film?
I hope that this film helps viewers to understand the depth and layers of sexual abuse. Its so much more than just a headline. Our society needs to stop holding certain individuals to god like standards. There is no profession, no religion, no school, no institution that is 100% safe from sexual predators. There is no bubble that will prevent it. However, if we can create a place where survivors feel safe to share their stories, and we believe them, and hold institutions responsible for their failures to protect children, then we will stop the next Larry Nassar before hundreds of children are abused.