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Stranger Rape Survivor Tells Others to 'Think Straight'



After reading the gathering of stories, i made a decision after a short time (a few months, actually) i might write mine and share it with you. this is often not the primary time I've shared my story, but this is often the primary time I've written it, so please bear with me. I'm guessing this is often not an unusual story, however, I feel i'm helping myself also as others by telling it.

Stranger Rape Survivor Tells Others to 'Think Straight'


It happened once I was 17. i used to be on spring vacation in my Junior year and that i was spending my time at the beach with friends. One night, i used to be at a park with a lover . She and that i were chatting away about the great old days once we did not have any homework. it had been around 8:00 p.m. when she had to travel . We were staying at different hotels (there had been a mixup in reservations -- long story). We said goodbye and went our separate ways. On the thanks to my hotel, I passed a bar. I walked quickly by but after a block or two I felt a hand grab me by my arm and another cover my mouth. i used to be told if I screamed I'd die.

I was carried roughly by two men, around 25-30 years aged into a close-by alley. And it happened. Their threats were real, a minimum of i assumed they were since they were both wielding knives. i used to be raped twice, vaginally and orally. After they left me alone, I stayed within the alley for an hour. i used to be confused, scared out of my mind, and therefore the very first thing i assumed of was what did I do to deserve this. I knew a true crime had been committed, but still, i used to be confused about whose fault it had been . I cleaned myself off and ran, crying, to my hotel.

I need to my room, which i used to be sharing with my ally (girl) and another very close friend (boy) and went straight to bed. subsequent day i could not get out of bed. i could not think. i used to be in shock. I told my 2 roommates I wasn't feeling well and that they left after getting me tea and a light-weight breakfast. the entire day I cried. Fortunately, i made a decision to not take a shower (I had heard other stories). i assume I'm lucky. Almost midday that day i noticed that it wasn't my fault (or a minimum of I forced myself to think that way. I had to force myself to think straight for a few month after). My friends came back from the beach and city and asked how i used to be . I told them I needed to talk to my ally , Lisa, alone. Alone together with her , I told her the story and she or he let me cry in her arms for 3 hours.

The next thing I knew i used to be within the hospital with my friends. i used to be beyond embarrassed, but too shocked to understand it. However, with support from my friends (I love you all) and family (same to you), I recovered. it has been about 2 years now, but I still have nightmares and push aside from anyone touching me. i have been told that's normal. My advice to anyone in need of some support is to be strong, think straight, take immediate actions, and always remember there's always someone there beside you. So i assume that's it. I feel better now. I hope my words helped someone. It helped me.

Jennifer Briggs

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Stranger Rape Survivor Tells Others to 'Think Straight'



After reading the gathering of stories, i made a decision after a short time (a few months, actually) i might write mine and share it with you. this is often not the primary time I've shared my story, but this is often the primary time I've written it, so please bear with me. I'm guessing this is often not an unusual story, however, I feel i'm helping myself also as others by telling it.

Stranger Rape Survivor Tells Others to 'Think Straight'


It happened once I was 17. i used to be on spring vacation in my Junior year and that i was spending my time at the beach with friends. One night, i used to be at a park with a lover . She and that i were chatting away about the great old days once we did not have any homework. it had been around 8:00 p.m. when she had to travel . We were staying at different hotels (there had been a mixup in reservations -- long story). We said goodbye and went our separate ways. On the thanks to my hotel, I passed a bar. I walked quickly by but after a block or two I felt a hand grab me by my arm and another cover my mouth. i used to be told if I screamed I'd die.

I was carried roughly by two men, around 25-30 years aged into a close-by alley. And it happened. Their threats were real, a minimum of i assumed they were since they were both wielding knives. i used to be raped twice, vaginally and orally. After they left me alone, I stayed within the alley for an hour. i used to be confused, scared out of my mind, and therefore the very first thing i assumed of was what did I do to deserve this. I knew a true crime had been committed, but still, i used to be confused about whose fault it had been . I cleaned myself off and ran, crying, to my hotel.

I need to my room, which i used to be sharing with my ally (girl) and another very close friend (boy) and went straight to bed. subsequent day i could not get out of bed. i could not think. i used to be in shock. I told my 2 roommates I wasn't feeling well and that they left after getting me tea and a light-weight breakfast. the entire day I cried. Fortunately, i made a decision to not take a shower (I had heard other stories). i assume I'm lucky. Almost midday that day i noticed that it wasn't my fault (or a minimum of I forced myself to think that way. I had to force myself to think straight for a few month after). My friends came back from the beach and city and asked how i used to be . I told them I needed to talk to my ally , Lisa, alone. Alone together with her , I told her the story and she or he let me cry in her arms for 3 hours.

The next thing I knew i used to be within the hospital with my friends. i used to be beyond embarrassed, but too shocked to understand it. However, with support from my friends (I love you all) and family (same to you), I recovered. it has been about 2 years now, but I still have nightmares and push aside from anyone touching me. i have been told that's normal. My advice to anyone in need of some support is to be strong, think straight, take immediate actions, and always remember there's always someone there beside you. So i assume that's it. I feel better now. I hope my words helped someone. It helped me.

Jennifer Briggs
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