“Behind my smile, there are secrets that may shock you but please don’t judge me until you have heard my whole story and understand my past. I have kept my secrets and tried to forget them for almost 25 years.”
“Since I was young, I have always felt like it was me against the world.
“When I was six years old, my brother and I stayed with my grandmother because my mother stayed at her place of work and only came home at month-end. If she only knew what was going to happen to me, I am sure she wouldn’t have left me.
“The first time I was s3xually abused, it was by a cousin who was 12 years older than me. While everyone was sleeping, he started touching my private parts and putting his finger inside my vagina. It continued for almost a week and no one knew.
“He began raping me every night. I remember crying but he didn’t stop. He just said, ‘sorry, please don’t cry. You know I am your brother and I wouldn’t hurt you.’ CONTINUE READING ON NEXT PAGE BELOW