"I’m ashamed of myself because I know I should be better and I have no idea how to get there."
"You deserve someone who knows how to make things up to you after hurting you. Not someone who is very good with just the word “sorry.”"
I really am best known on tumblr for a drizzle/hurricane metaphor.
(This is from my book Looking for Alaska.)
This is the result of what happened to me Saturday night. I had been drinking with my friends, and he asked me if I could help him carry in some things from his car. Trusting him, I went outside to his van and he locked me in, hit me, grabbed me, burnt me. I was forced to perform oral sex on him. He choked me several times to the point I couldnt breathe. When he finished, sad little fucker got it on my clothes. There’s a lot more damage that’s not shown in this picture. Physically, mentally, and spiritually damaged.
I had been thinking about if I wanted to turn him in or not. Its a hard decision because I had been drinking so I thought nobody would listen to me.
I eventually went to the police department, brought all my clothes I was wearing in, and sat down to tell my story.
Did you know, 95% of sexual assualt victims DON’T tell anyone?
Its a hard decision to make, it takes time and a lot of energy… But you feel so rewarded in the end.
If you’re ever in that situation:
1. Don’t take a shower
2. Don’t brush your teeth
3. Keep all your clothes you were wearing in a bag
4. Report it right away
5. Don’t feel ashamed. The attacker could have or will be doing it to others. Turn him in so it won’t happen again. You don’t have to charge! You can just document it so if it does happen again, the next person will have a better case.
THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
KNOW WHAT TO DO.
THINK FOR YOURSELF.
(Source: mackinonmegan, via mstoker)
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