Grasp the edge of the bed, tuck the blanket along the outline of your tiny body...tightly. Door handle, ceiling fan. Pretend to be asleep, never respond to touch, if you don't know it's happening, it never did. It makes it easier in the morning. P.S You are 9 yrs old.
This is the beginning of a story that silences the voices of thousands of boys and girls. 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Walk into any room and think about that, walk into any room and think about who's doing the abusing. Likely, they are all there. Remember, you were always a person and not an object. Now you can be the loudest, booming force of empathy clasped around action. Redemption is powerful. #yourstory #yourstorymatters 📷@michaelste #losangelesartist #losangelesstreetart #halfthestory #liveagreatstory