I was beaten every day for five years. When I was 16 he raped me. His abuse caused an eating disorder, depression and two suicide attempts. I never thought I would recover. Today, I am happy, healthy, and independent. I made it to college where I am studying criminal justice and women studies with the hopes of one day helping women who are in the situations I was once in. I am not ashamed of my past and am proud to be a survivor. I want to see other women feeling the same way.