I was never raped, but when I was 11, the son of a family friend copped a feel whenever we were…
Zelda Pinwheel

At the ages of 4 through 6 I was molested by an old man in our neighborhood. At 10 I had a 21 yr old man trying to kiss and make advances towards me and a 12 yr old friend almost raped me but thankfully I called for his little brother and he stopped. At 13 I was raped by a 21yrd old. Then at 13 my first “relationship” was with a 31yr. old Family friend. I say relationshup lightly because since I have grown up. I have realized that this was him taking advantage also. Even though I did allow it and think it was okay at the time. At 15 my boyfriend’s friend would pin me down and feel me up anytime my boyfriend left the room even though I would tell him no.

This is the world we live in now. It deeply saddens me that the world has gotten so screwed up.

Now as a mother I don’t allow anyone to watch my kids no matter how much I trust them. They aren’t allowed to ride their bikes up and down the street without my husband or myself with them. They have to be in my sight outside at all times. We will now allow the things that have happen to my husband or the things that happened to me ever happen to our kids.

The world is a very dangerous place and unfortunately it’s only getting worse.