I promised my friends I would share, but I’m not ready to come full out, and I hope everyone understands.
I have been raped repeatedly since the age of 11 by a family member. He has been gentle, but I feel wrong. He got me pregnant on 2 occasions and had me abort. It was a regular thing until I moved out after college.
He continues to insist on it into my adulthood, but I am better at avoiding situations where we are alone. He managed it a few weeks ago.
My mother doesn’t know, and I am ashamed of being used. Only my closest friends know until today, and they want me to come out for #MeToo, but I’m not Ready, Please?
— Survivor, age 25