I learned that the world wasn’t safe for myself or anyone at 6 years old when I was sexually assaulted by someone I knew and thought would protect me.
Instead, they chose to use me and abuse me.
I had no language to say anything about this, so I stayed silent.
I thought it was my fault, something I had done.
It didn’t make any sense.
When my sibling said something he had groomed me with, I realized it was happening to them, too.
Kids need to have the conversation.