Lindsay Ell's new song "Make You" reveals that she was raped at the age of 13.
"I was raped when I was 13, and it happened again when I was 21", Lindsay reveals in an interview with People. "The song only talks about the first time. It's just a difficult thing to talk about, and it's something that I process every day still." She was first assaulted by a man her family knew from church. She didn't tell her parents what happened until she was 20. Lindsay went to therapy after that, but was then raped again. She says she suffered depression and anxiety after it happened. About three years ago, Lindsay shared her story with a group of young victims of sexual assault. The organization is called Youth for Tomorrow and she was there to launch a music program. Lindsay asked Brandy Clark to co-write the song and in her words she "fearlessly and immediately" signed on for the task. Lindsay released "Make You" yesterday (July 7), which is World Forgiveness Day. She has also established the Make You Movement, a charity to support organizations that help domestic and sexual abuse survivors and at-risk youth.