him. After 9 years I had finally had the courage to stand up against my monster. And the system failed me and the rest of his victims. It hurts knowing that I might not ever get to see him behind bars, or at least look at him in a court room and tell him I win, for years I blamed myself, and let me tell you something. This man preyed on young vulnerable girls. And manipulated us, we were just kids. It’s sucks, knowing that I was failed and victimized it hurt bad. But I don’t live in a lie anymore, I win this time. I’m taking my life back!"
why I’m a victim-survivor. Until this battle is won and these conversations happen, then I am a victim of the system. I am survivor of my assault. I am affected by it every day. I will fight and provide support to others through SAVE Research. I will fight to create resources and advocate for others. I will work to make the system better and keep fighting for everyone. I am a victim-survivor, and I am proud to fight."