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The poster reads:

"You’re beautiful"

3 months later (in an email)

"Today I thank God for you"

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The posters read:

1) “There is no way you are a virgin. You have done this before.” - tennis coach, 48 yrs. old.

I was 15 yrs old & I was a virgin. My tears meant nothing to him. I meant nothing.

2) “Good thing we’re not having sex because I could go to jail for that.” said right after he raped me. “I’m just your tennis coach.”

*He wasn’t just my tennis coach. He was my rapist. And after 8 yrs I broke my silence & he went to jail.

3) “It’s YOUR FAULT. You should have said something. You have caused us all so much grief and pain.” - my mom

4) “You little bitch. You’re going to get what you deserve.” what my former tennis coach said after he got out of jail and confronted me

"No one will love you like I did." - my tennis coach during the abuse ("grooming")

5) “You’re an ungrateful whore! You should have gratitude for all that I’ve done for you.” My tennis coach who raped me every day for 3 years

6) “Why didn’t you just leave or quit tennis?” detectives, district attorney

"Did they [abusers] threaten you?" reporters

"Why did you stay if you say it was so awful?" Tennis coach’s defense attorney

7) “Is this better than your tennis coach? You’re just not used to having it done right.” 

"You must have a thing for older men." - tennis stringer

8) “I know you want me. Tell me how you want it.” Friend of my tennis coach.

* I was silent. I didn’t want it. I was terrified. Screaming on the inside but nothing would come out. I had two abortions in two years from the abuse.

9) “You’re wet. I knew I could turn you on. You just needed practice. Now you have the easy job…. Now it’s your turn. Get on top!” - tennis coach

10) “When you have sex with someone, it should be with someone who loves you.” - tennis coach. His words to me as an adult when he found out I was dating someone. He left and kissed me goodbye. He never loved me and what he did wasn’t sex, it was child molestation + rape. I was silent for years before I told anyone.

11) “If you were only 3 yrs older this wouldn’t be a big deal.” tennis coach was 48, I was 15 yrs old

"You will never have it as good as you do with me" same coach

12) “It’s your job to keep me out of jail” tennis coach. He was 33 yrs older, stole my innocence, sense of safety, and nearly killed me. Today I stand stronger, he was convicted, and I found my voice!

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013 and NYC on February 15th, 2013.

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The posters read:

"You are so soft. You are my favorite." - 8 yrs old

"You’re not pretty, so this is all boys will want from you." - 11 yrs old

"Come on. You want me to love you, right?" - 14 yrs old

"Give it to college guys, so you can be popular finally" - 16 yrs

"…….." I was drugged so I don’t know what he said.

"You’re just trying to ruin my life." - 24 when I told him I was pregnant

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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Me, crying: “Are you happy now, you fucking asshole?”

Him: “I love you, baby.”

I was a virgin

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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"We’re going to play the Tickle Game"

"You have to lay still, then we’ll let you go."

The family friend was 12

My brother was 11

I was 7

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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"If you tell anyone, you will be in just as much trouble as I am"

- I was 13, he was 50

- He was sentenced to 33 yrs in prison

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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"I’m just trying to show you how much I love you."

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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"Shh.. sweetie.. It’ll be over soon" - my first attacker, while 4 others encircled the bed, waiting for their chance

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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"You must have really bad karma from a past life." - a nurse

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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"Every time a guy does something nice for you, every time a guy opens a door for you, it’s because he wants sex. When you don’t give it to him you’re a disappointment."

I’m NOT a disappointment! YOU ARE WRONG!

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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1. Don’t you love me??” - 10 years old

2. Why don’t you want to see me anymore?” - 14 years old

3. “Happy 21st birthday my love. Buy some drinks to celebrate our love * Sagapo, Stavros” - 21st birthday

* Love in Greek

When I was 10 years old, I was molested by my dad’s best friend. I trusted him and for him to take advantage like that was hard to believe. After blocking it out of my memory for 9 years, I had my first flashback when I was 19, 3 years ago as a freshman in college. It’s been a really hard journey to say the least but I am a survivor because of it. I found strength, support, and hope I didn’t even know I had in friends, family, and myself. I’m still coping to this day and it will always be a part of my life. I’ve chosen to turn this negative into a positive by wanting to help others who have been in similar situations and in a way, I am grateful for this. I know now that I can live my life in a better way by helping others on a journey to heal as well. Thank you Project Unbreakable for helping me along my journey.

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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CHOKE ON IT OR DIE BITCH.” 

I am stronger than this and I WILL HEAL!

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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"I know you were uncomfortable." - him afterwards

Me - “Then why did you keep going??”

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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"I’ll prove to you you’re straight."

Still bi. Still a survivor. YOU LOSE.

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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"You were asking for it."

I refuse to be a victim.

Photographed in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18, 2013.

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