your face is of the best kind of face variety

My best friend told me she didn’t believe her cousin when she said she was raped because she wasn’t crying and her face had no emotion. When I told my social worker what had happened to me I felt so guilty because she tried to console me, but I was not crying and no emotions escaped my face. This kind of thinking is harmful. Survivors come in a variety. I understand why you cannot cry, it’s okay I believe you.
—  Posted by Anonymous.