My name is Louise. I was abused from the age of 5-10 years of age by a family member. I suffered in silence for years and was told my parents would kill us both if they were to find out.
I went through life being promiscuous and ridiculed by men in my younger life, if only they knew why I would even go near them in the first place, my self worth was shattered as a child and I gave up my body because I was conditioned to think that’s all I was worth.
I went into abusive relationships where I was raped twice. I am here to speak up for young me, and women, to tell them there is no shame in speaking out, the more we do the more children we save! The more adults we save!
No child or adult should feel like their story doesn’t matter. We all matter. The more we stand together and turn our pain into power the more people we cast out of the shadows.
We must make a change.