I’m Barbara, I’m Brazilian, and am 19 years old. I was abused by my step father when I was 8 years old. I told to my father, who told my mother, but they decided that I was lying, and ignored me. My mom sad to me that if I want, she would divorce of my step father, but we won’t have money to survive (she stop to work when get married).
So I blame myself, and never mentioned the subject anymore. My mother forced me to be kind and kiss and hug my abuser for all the years after that. But last year, I was raped by a stranger, going to college in the morning. I had to stop to study, because I couldn’t even step out home without have a panic attack. It was very difficult to find information about what happened to me, people to talk about, and a psychologist that knew to treat this kind of trauma. I was, again, feeling really alone. Thankfully, I fond a psychologist, I’m treating both the rape and the abuse in the childhood, start to search about rape and how to fight it back, how to end rape culture
I had an idea to do so to start a project to support Brazilian victims of rape, and to fight rape culture. I found the film about Linor, and felt that she was really alike me, and wanted to tell my history. I need help to make my project get the girls who can be helped for it. The name of it it’s Gente que te Apoia, the site is www.gentequeteapoia.com.br.
Thanks for reading, I would be so happy if you can answer me.