I’m Afraid

When I was molested, I was told:

“Don’t tell or

I will kill you and

No one will believe you anyway.”

I’m still afraid.

When I was raped, I was told:

“You shouldn’t have been there

Wearing those clothes and

No one will believe you anyway.”

I'm still afraid.

When I was beaten, I was told:

“It’s your fault because

You asked for it and

No one will believe you anyway.”

I’m still afraid.

Ask me why:

I didn’t tell.

I didn’t press charges.

I stayed.

I’m still afraid.

Then, I will ask you:

Should you be wearing that?

Is it your fault?

Did you ask for it?

Why should I believe you anyway?

Are you afraid?

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