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I was around 13 years old when an older man thrusted his tongue down my throat.  He had me cornered/pinned in a chair. He was drunk and I was terrified. It happened so fast I didn't know what to do.  Afterwards, the days...the weeks ...months following that incident, I gagged every time I thought about it, I wanted to vomit that physical memory out of my system but instead I crawled deeper into the shell of me -a journey that started at 5 years old, the first time, as a child, I was targeted by a predator and sexually assaulted.

I soothed myself with an internal debate how that tongue incident wasn't as bad as some of the other assaults I had endured over my young years. When it happened I had been babysitting a young girl and her brother. Their mother's boyfriend came home earlier than expected. That boyfriend was my attacker. The kids were in their beds when he barged in the apartment. I was watching t.v. in the living room. It was just a matter of minutes when I found …

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