was raped by an old friend. No one knows, no one, but me. I wake up in the middle of my sleep every night unable to find peace. I work everyday to never think about it, but I am faced again with it every single night. I cannot tell anyone, it would hurt too many people and i fear this individual is capable of a lot more than i allow myself to believe.. i don’t know what to do.. this is my attempt to get it off my chest and tell somebody.. anybody.. and even if no one reads it.. i still feel some relief from typing it all out into words.
— Survivor, age 18