My story begins when I was in 10th grade health class I just had read the book speak by Laurie Halse Anderson the past summer. The part where Melinda gets raped I didn’t know what rape was until health class in 10th grade. I started becoming scared of being raped anywhere I go. I told some teachers but they didn’t help that much. Eventually I started going to college 2 years after my rape fear started. I soon met friends who understood about my fear but it didn’t end there. The 2nd semester of my freshman year there were 3 attempted assaults on campus all by the same guy. I wasn’t one of the victims but I still am scared to this day about being raped. I guess I should be thankful that my friends at my college understand me and look out for me when I start getting scared. I’m still scared of being raped to this day and often have nightmares about it.