1st Assistant District Attorney
I was sexually abused at age 10. I never told because I felt ashamed and scared. For many years after, I hurt myself. I used drugs and alcohol to numb my pain. I stayed with a man who abused me because I felt worthless.
My daughter saved my life :)
There are still days that it is really hard, but it gets better. Knowing that I’m not alone helps pull me through
Today, I speak out for that little tree climbing girl, and all of the children (and adults) who suffer in silence.
I am NOT Ashamed. I am PROUD to be a survivor. I am strong and beautiful-and SO ARE YOU!
#I Am The 1 in 5
-Rebecca Berry, co-founder of Tree Climbers (www.Tree-Climbers.org)