Eva Gutowski Shares Powerful Video About Life After Her Rape

17 February 2017, 10:59

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

Her powerful short movie needs to be seen by everyone.

If any YouTuber on the planet deserved to have their own autobiography, it was Eva Gutowski. The 22-year-old lifestyle goddess from California just released her hugely anticipated book, My Life As Eva: The Struggle Is Real, to her eager audience with an incredibly personal chapter about her sexual assault tucked away in the middle. Eva has now released a video on the same topic discussing how she had to continue with her life after being a victim of rape.

In the video below, Eva plays her 16-year-old self having just been a victim of sexual assault. It shows her as vulnerable and fragile, with nobody to talk to until she confides her story in a friendly teacher. This then leads onto Eva being approached by the police and being forced to deal with her rape in an incredibly public way both at home and at high school.

In an interview with Seventeen, Eva discusses the events of her sexual assault:

"When it happened, I was really scared because someone that I trusted suddenly turned their back against me. I recall it was 20 minutes of us going back and forth, with me saying 'no' and him making up excuses. That's a really long time to be in a car with someone just saying 'no'. I kept saying 'n' for all the proper reasons that would make sense to a normal person, and no matter how much logic I tried to argue with, 'no' didn't mean anything to that person".

After seeing the news of Brock Turner, the Stanford student who raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, Eva felt empowered to talk about her experiences: "No one knew that I had gone through exactly the same situation. I mean, mine wasn't in the news but it was the exact same story. I knew i had to write about it because I was so tired of seeing people go through that, and no one believes them because it sounds too crazy to be true, and then the person isn't charged".

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Tons of support has been sent to Eva across all her social medias following the emotional video of her rape. If you've been affected by this story, please visit the Rape Crisis website and find out how to talk to someone if it's important to you.

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