First and foremost thank you for raising awareness and allowing people to speak their mind and share their stories...From the ages of 3-7 I was living with my grandmother so it was time I go back to live with my mother. My mother had a boyfriend which looked scary and from the ages of 7-9 I was molested and he would bring me to the bed with him and touch me under the covers. He would whisper to me and tell me not to say anything because I would never see him or my family again if I did say anything. He would make sure to lock my brother up in the basement as "punishment" so he could do what he wanted to do with me. At that time my younger sister was not born. My mom then had my little sister which is her father. I never said a word to anyone. I didn't have much of a relationship with my father but he passed away when I was 12 so my loyalty just wanted my sister to have a father because I didn't want her to feel that void of not having her father around. My mother then left him and I still didn't say a word. In 2006 my senior of High School her father passed away she is 12 years younger then I am so I knew how she felt but little did she know that I felt a sense of relief when he passed because I still hadn't told my mother or anyone what had happened to me those years of my life. Right after he passed of a heart attack I decided to tell my mom what happened I didn't really feel that much support from her but she "tried." My sister until this day doesn't know anything because I didn't want to tarnish her image of her father. As ungrateful as she can be to me and all that I do for her I always have that in the back of my mind I stayed shut so she can have a father in her life. In 2009 I decided to forgive because I felt very angry and he was no longer alive so what was the sense of hating someone that was no longer alive and it was setting me back in life. I have since moved on with my life and now I try to empower and educate both women and girls on this topic. I don't want to instill fear in anyone but we need to be cautious with our children. Again thank you for the opportunity.