Kei

Role/Position:
Student
Sex/Gender:
female
Age at Assault:
19
Form of Assault:
Unwanted penetration (rape)
Incidence:
Single incident
Relationship to Attacker:
Stranger
Location
on the highway near Golden BC

This was a single incident that happened because I decided to live my life the way I wanted without letting fear stop me. Taking risks sometimes leads to some negative consequences, but the positive outcomes outweighed the negative ones by so much that I think letting go of fear and living your life to the fullest is the best I can do for myself. Although this event was painful during and after, and still affects me today, it made me grow so much and turned me into a much stronger woman, much more assertive, and pushed me not to let anyone else take the reins of my own life as well as to be my own boss and best caregiver. You can learn from all experiences, to all you people out there who've had to go through something difficult, or are going through, don't forget to be gentle and loving with yourself. I love you! and others do too, you're worth it and you can surmount anything you want.