You are not alone!

You are not alone!

One day while feeling sorry for myself and googling random items I happened to google "sexual abuse by my stepmom".  One of the first links that popped up was https://1in6.org/ a website dedicated to spreading awareness about sexual assault on boys.  I spent hours reading personal accounts of men who had horrid things done to them and they recovered and became successful in many different fields.  The most stunning revelation to me was the incredibly high number of males who have experienced this.  1 in 6 males were forced into sexual acts when they were under 18, I could not believe there were that many people who had undergone this trauma.  I thought I was all alone and I would never talk to people about this because I thought it was so strange and unusual but unfortunately it is somewhat common.  I read about the usual consequences of being sexually assaulted as a minor and it was like I was reading about myself.  Rocky relationships - oh yeah I definitely met that one, self-destructive behaviors - oh yeah I fit that one too, depression - hell yeah I barely feel like waking up, violence - shit violence is my favorite activity.  Wow it is amazing how much reading about other sexual assault victims grew my self-awareness and helped me cope with the past trauma.  In a matter of a few days I transformed from a depressed individual with this horrible secret to a man on a mission that wants to spread awareness of sexual assault on boys and help other men who have been through the same experiences.
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