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Not Being Believed


I was sexually abused by someone who was very close to me. But no one would listen. One of the worst things about sexual abuse is someone not believing you. Someone telling you something isn’t happening to you, but you know it’s wrong. If there is one thing I would say to inspire and empower others, it’s don’t be afraid to speak up, even if the first person doesn’t listen go to someone else. 

I am a sexual abuse survivor and I am a stronger, more confident woman today. My voice matters and so does yours. 

-Ashley, Survivor