By My Step Brother... I Was Only 11

When i was just 11 years old, i had already been through so much that i took antidepressants that put me to sleep at night.
When i finally thought my life was semi normal, my step brother decided to come into my room while i was asleep, and have his way with me...
I only caught him in action once, but according to the aftermath, he had done it several times..

At first i kept it to myself. I didn't know what had just happened, so i didn't think it was a big deal.
Until one day while walking home from school with my big sister, when i spilled for the first time about it.

She told me that it was a very serious situation, and that i had to tell our mom.

The second my mom heard about that, she went to my step dad.
Of course he didn't believe us at first, until we got other evidence of it happening to other young girls around my step brother..

So my mom had to get a divorce, and we had to pack our bags and get the Hell out of there as soon as we could. I had to transfer schools, and we lost everything we owned to them, the house, and everything in it, to move in with my grandparents until my mom could get on her feet.
For years i thought it was my fault.. that because of me, my mom and sister had to leave everything behind, one more time than we should have.
But years later, i now understand, that everything happens for a reason.
And i strongly believe, i grew so much as a person from every obstacle that i have overcome, especially this one.

I'm sharing this story to tell everyone out there, they're not alone. And never have to be. Because some of us know, how it is. And we want to be here to help.

-Leah
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18-21, F
Jan 13, 2013