Story from Lean on me by Tor Roxburg and the Lean on me sexual assault support group
When I was young, I used to love getting in bed with my dad, just to have a cuddle. Until one morning when it went too far. He touched me where I didn’t want to be touched.
I was too young to say no. I didn’t even know it was wrong. He kept saying to me, ‘ This is our secret. Nobody is to know anything about this.’ It went on for over a year- a year too long. It really me that a person I should be able to trust, cheated and hurt me.
Four and a half years later, I’m still scared he’ll hurt me again. Just as I get rid of those horrible memories, I have a nightmare about him. Then it seems to start all over again. Now when I’m in a room with a man I know well or do not know at all; I can’t look at him straight in the eye.
There are a few people I’d like to thank: Bronwyn, Leigh, Jenny, and everyone in Lean On Me. Thank you all for being there and helping me sort out my problems