Six years ago, I found myself in a situation that no person ever thinks as something that would or even could happen to them.
I was choked.
I was hit.
I was scratched.
I was nearly killed.
I was raped.
Six years ago, I became a different person. I had something stolen from me that eternally changed the very essence of who I was. Through violence, terror, and humiliation I was transformed.
Six years ago, the bleak emptiness that I was left with, seemed impenetrable and my annihilation from any sort of normal existence, inevitable.
Six years ago, I had no idea that life went on.
Six years ago, I was a victim.
Today, I'm a survivor.