Abuse, escape, recovery, and creativity
The #BeReal guest today is Rose B Fischer. Thank you Rose!
My father kicked me. Not often but often enough that my heart still hammers if I hear a man’s footsteps close behind me in the hallway.
My mother called me disgusting and berated me because my father “couldn’t stand me.” She accused me of trying to break up her marriage. I was 7. I didn’t even know it was possible to break up of marriage until she said it.
My younger brother was allowed to hit, punch, and kick my breasts because “he was just a little boy” and “if I wanted to play with boys, I had to take the hits.”
I was sexually assaulted by 3 different men between the ages of 8 and 13. It only stopped when I reported it to the police, but no one never went to trial. The police officer in charge…
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