The woman I am today is powerful beyond my physical strength, is courageous even when terrified, believes in myself more than ever and has fought in silence for far too long.

I was raped. I was used as a sexual object, to satisfy the needs of a predator. I did not give consent.

It has taken me a long time to see that I shouldn’t be ashamed by what happened to me and that it was not my fault. My heart was broken, my life was turned upside down and my trust shattered.

Over 3 years later I have reclaimed my worth. I am one incredibly fierce woman. I vow to continue to fight for what is right, as my fight is not over yet. I won’t be silenced