I was sexually abused by my biological father at the age of 9. For years I blamed myself for what he did and growing up was not easy. Especially, when I became a teenager.
The thought of knowing that the one person that was supposed to love me and protect me ended up hurting me the most, haunted me.
I am now 36 years old. I suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and chronic migraines.
No, it is not easy to talk about it, but I want to use my voice to raise awareness, and because I believe that it is our responsibility as parents to talk to our children about body parts, body boundaries and about what is right and wrong.
We must educate parents.
We must educate our children.
But most importantly, we need to let our children know they have a voice.