When I was a child, my mom’s boyfriend touched me. I didn’t tell anyone.
When I was 17, my boyfriend forced himself on me. I told my best friend, and she didn’t believe me.
When I turned 20, I told my mom everything. She didn’t believe me for a long time. I was ashamed and thought I was wrong.
Today, I know I’m a warrior a strong, independent, beautiful woman.
— Survivor, age 28