I Am Happy and In Love
When I was 6 years old I was at a party for my best friend. I noticed her uncle looking at me extremely hard, the way a man looks at a grown woman. In the next few weeks, he would try to corner me or try to get me alone, but I tried to ignore it. I considered my best friend a sister so I looked at him like I would my uncle. I didn't think he would take it as far as he did. One day, while we were playing around, he hugged me and touched me under my clothes very inappropriately. I knew it wasn't right. I panicked.
This instance has impacted my life in a number of ways. I'm sometimes very uncomfortable around older men, I get scared when I’m by myself, and sometimes I have horrible flashbacks. I'm 18 years old now and with the love of my life. We fell in love seven years ago and have a beautiful 1-month-old daughter. I am happy and in love. Life isn't perfect but I'm getting through it one day at a time. To all the girls who have been sexually abused, know that it is not your fault and you don't deserve that ill-treatment!