The poster reads:
“If you tell anyone, you’ll get in trouble.”
-Age 11. Next door neighbor’s grandson.
“Turn around & pull your pants down. I’ll make you.”
-Age 13. First “friend” at new school.
“We never hang out anymore! I miss you! What happened?!”
-Age 20. From “best friend” at age 13. She told the school we had sex & I was pregnant out of jealousy. High school was living hell.
“But I love you.”
-Age 16-20. On-again, off-again “boyfriend”. It was just for the sex.
“Keep screaming. Nobody’s going to come save you.”
-Age 17. Rapist #1, at the bar where I worked.
“So are we gonna have sex or not?”
-Age 18. Ex-boyfriend, rapist #2, in my 1st year dorm room under pretense of “reconciliation”.
“She was a fucking crazy bitch.”
-Age 18. Ex-boyfriend’s best friend after a confrontation.
“That was good. You love it when I choke you like that.”
-Age 19. Abusive ex-boyfriend, the 1st time we “had sex”. It was rape.
“Sex can look like love if you don’t know what love looks like.” - Rebecca Walker, author
NOW I DO.
Goddamn I look angry.
I guess I have a reason? I consciously remember trying to not look angry for that picture. #fail