I forgive you for not believing me when I needed you.
I soon became aware that I was afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing because he would lose control and he could do so quickly, and easily, that it was hard to know when or why it might happen.
You are responsible for your actions and your omissions, and sometimes your choices can cost someone their life.
Sometimes they leave a mark far deeper than we’d care to admit.
Someone had taken my first real sexual experience from me.
I’m often scared to speak out. What if I’m judged the way I was before? Will people view me differently?
It’s insulting to think that you think I want to be this way, and I’m simply making a choice not to improve.
A drink, or even several, does not mean anyone owes you sex. Or a phone number. They owe you nothing.
Like Thomas Millar said, “It takes one rapist to commit rape, but it takes a village to create an environment where it happens over and over again.”
He was testing me. He was testing my reaction. He was testing to see what I’d do. He was testing how far he could take it if anyone would notice if anyone would hear.