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My Truth

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When I was only 4 years old, I was sexually molested by a family member. It took me many years to find the courage to be vocal about what happened to me, and when I did, I was verbally attacked on facebook by a bunch of other family members.


They called me everything from a liar, a psycho, even accused me of being on drugs and only trying to get attention. On the one hand, I don't care what they think because I know I'm telling the truth. But on the other hand, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hurt by the way they blindly defended him and tried to shame/silence me in the process.


I say all that to say this - if someone tells you they've been sexually molested, please don't automatically assume that they're lying. Just because you "find it hard to believe" doesn't mean it's not true.


Thanks for reading my story. I sincerely hope that any other people who were molested will see this and find the strength to speak up, because keeping it a secret only makes it possible for abusers to keep victimizing other kids.