At a young age my dad was abusive- physically, sexually, and mentally. He was sent away to prison when I was 11. My mom moved us out of state soon after. She ended up dating druggies who would then abuse me. It wouldn’t stop. I started running away at age 12 with 20-year-old men. Fast forward a few years I was sex trafficked. Once freed I was in the government’s care in safe harbor. When I got released home, I got hooked on any drug that numbed out the pain. The anxiety. The depression. The thoughts. To this day I suffer with depression badly.

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