If you’re familiar with Tiffany Haddish‘s life story you know that it is heartbreaking and inspiring.
In the September issue of Glamour, the comedian and actress reveals she was raped by a police cadet when she was 17-years-old.
“That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counseling,” she tells me, her voice breaking. She says she reported the incident at the time but still grapples with what justice would look like for her.
“Me just yelling out people’s names with no thought behind it is pointless. I need a plan. I could be a voice, but what’s a voice going to do—just keep talking? Or is there action behind it?”
Tiffany went on to say she uses aggression as a defense mechanism.
I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive.
You hear about, ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody,’ but that’s to keep them from hitting on me.
Read more of Tiffany’s interview at Glamour.