Let Your Voice Be Heard

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Diamond Johnson
August 5, 2010
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Let Your Voice Be Heard
Everyone has a story or past that needs to be shared, whether it is good or bad. There may be someone out there who is going through or who went through the same thing you did. The only way to find out is by opening up. By openly sharing your experience, others will follow suit. If you have ever been in an abusive relationship you know what I am talking about. We have to stand together as one, we have to be brave and help others, both young and old, cope with the past or get out of the abusive relationship now. This is why I am telling my story, so others like me will be able to stand up and get out before it is too late.

Before I was sexually and emotionally abused, I was very confident in myself. I dressed in a provocative manner because I was proud of the way I looked. When it came to males, I was very open and straight-forward with them. If I had a crush on one of them, I would tell them. Many females would go around saying that the only reason why all the guys wanted to hang with me was because I put out; however, that was not the case. One day while I was at my friend’s house in the suburbs of South Beach, I saw this guy that was pleasing to the eyes, and I thought to myself “I have to have him”. He was sitting across the room approximately 3 feet away from where I was standing; I walked up to him and asked if he was single. He replied yes, and I then introduced myself to him and asked if there was a chance he would go on a date with me. He admired the fact that I was straight-forward with him, so he accepted the date; I even thought he was the one I wanted to grow old with. He fit the typical stereo-type of a man being tall, dark, and handsome. He had chiseled abs, was about six feet tall, and was very muscular, I pictured him as my “superman” because I knew no one would try to hurt me because he was very strong. We connected like no other couple. Everyone admired us, to the point...
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