That it does! Always and please keep writing. I think I often will say something like "I'm sorry that happened to you" or something similar as that's how I feel. I want to reach out and show I have heard you, seen you and I want to show empathy.
But I can also tell you are not looking for pity or sympathy. To me, you are looking to educate and create change. And by encouraging awareness and conversation, you are doing just that! :-)