I have always wanted to help others and be a force for social change. What I didn’t know is that my path to this would involve experiencing assault from a medical professional in a space I presumed was safe — the University of Southern California’s Engemann Student Health Center.
Last year, I joined the approximately 500 women accusing George Tyndall, the former gynecologist for USC, of abuse and harassment. Our allegations against Tyndall and the university were consolidated into a master complaint filed in May. Tyndall has denied the allegations and his response is due in court this month. This decision to join has unexpectedly given me the chance to stand up for what is right and give voice to what others could not bring themselves to say.