"My Rapist is My Son's Father"
"On my nineteenth birthday I was raped. Nine months later my son gave me a new life; a life full of hope, joy and unconditional love. My son has healed me in ways I could have never imagined and I am truly thankful for him. He is not to blame. I am not to blame. It was not our fault."Read more
"My Cousin Wanted to Play a Game..."
"It's funny how even writing this, I'm still subconsciously blaming myself for what happened. Still subconsciously telling myself that I let it happen, that I wanted it. That if I had done something then, I could have stopped it."Read more
"Little Did We Know: My Babysitter Would Become my Rapist"
"I didn’t understand much of what she did to me until I started watching porn at age 14. I suppressed most of this incident for much of my life and felt intense sexual urges but felt shame attached to this feeling. My parents realized I experienced these urges one day when they caught me with my pants down in my room touching myself. I explained to them that what I was doing is something the babysitter and I would do when my brothers weren’t around. Needless to say, she didn’t babysit after that."Read more
"I Gave Birth and Left Without a Child"
"I went into a depression. I came home to all of my daughter’s stuff in her room but without her. I completely shut down. I had suffered loss before but nothing compares to the loss of your own flesh and blood. I blamed so many people for my child’s death including myself. I felt I failed her that day."Read more
"To you I ask: Have you acknowledged what you did to me? Have you forgiven yourself? Today was the first time I was brave enough to go back to the place it happened. I am writing these words sitting in the place my body became yours."Read more