First off thank you so much for being a beautiful inspiration. Regardless of the negativity that tries to break you down , you always manage to stay grinding on your two feet. I have been following you on youtube and instagram for a bit now and i am so happy that you are one of the few people i look up too. Learning about your project about victims was so touching because i too , was molested when i was a little girl. Reading about other young victims made me have the courage and write to you today.
When I was 8 years old my grandmother's brother molested and harassed me . He would sit me on his laps and he would say that i need to show my "uncle" some "love" and he would sit me on his lap and grope my thighs and massage my private area. The first time it happened i was in complete shock, i didn't know what he was he doing i was still an innocent little girl. This would happen when my grandmother would take me to his grocery store(he owned it) , she would leave me in the front and just wonder off. The second time it happened he sat me on his lap but this time he tried to kiss me. When he tried to kiss me i then knew being 8 years old that what he was doing was completely WRONG. My own biological father never kissed me on the mouth nor my 2 brothers so why should he be allowed? After that incident happened i was terrified of him. I HATED him. As i grew older this heavy weight just laid on my shoulders and me not knowing what to do or what to say so i bit my tongue till i was about 16. That;s when i told my mother and grandmother what happened to me as a little girl , and i came out as a lesbian. Of course like any old-fashioned Dominican mom she yelled at me and said i was crazy and a big fat liar. After what my om told me i just trust anyone. I confided in her to HELP me overcome this hardship and it was such a fail. Now at the age of 18 i decided that it was the right time to take matters into my own two hands, go to the court and report this guy. If none of this "family uncles" victims couldn't speak up , well i did. My life has done a 360 but for the better because i feel like i am no longer a victim but a STRONG SURVIVOR who lives to tell her story.