I was sexually abused when I was a young girl by a “family” member. It went on for a while, because I felt as if I couldn’t stop it. My attacker made me feel helpless, felt powerless and too weak to stand up for myself. I kept it inside for a very long time until one day I told my mom. I had discovered my love for writing at a young age and decided that one day I would one day publish a book and tell my story, to help girls and women that were in the same situation. I have since become a feminist, which has helped me an enormous amount. My message is: Don’t be afraid. Always tell. Never keep it inside.