My Story

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-30-2011
My Story
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 9:03pm
I'm a 41yr old African American female who has had to endure sexual abuse at a young age. Growing up stuff like that was not spoken about and hidden under the carpet. I'm not really sure why I was picked to be someone's sexual pleasure or whatever they received from violating me but it happned. I was a child and was preyed upon by sick uncles, and even my brother. Family friends and eveb the daycare providers son. So needless to say I hae alot of memories. At 41 I have accepted what has happned to me and have learned not allow IT to run or consume my life. I came here in hopes of talking to others who are or have gone through something similar. I know every story is different but in the end we all were victims. I now want to be that support system to those girls who like me were forbidden or are forbidden to talk and tell. I would like to offer my shoulder and ear to anyone who wants to overcome this and realize that it's not your fault. Please inbox me and know that you are not alone. If I can help another person to not feel alone as I felt then I have done my job. Thanks
Star
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2008
In reply to: starlitzs41
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 8:01pm

Hello Star,

Thank you for stoppping by and sharing your experiences with us and for offering support.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
In reply to: starlitzs41
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 4:12pm

Boy do I understand stuff not talked about and hidden under the carpet. If only this kind of thing had been talked about I might not have been a victim. I just didn't know. Thanks for reaching out to help others-it's so necessary!

Nancy