“My story is about reclaiming my womanhood and my strength.”

“Don’t worry Jess, tonight we can have sex, then you will forget all about him.” The way he said it, I could tell he meant it. So I looked him straight in the eyes and said, “I will never have sex with you.” Maybe that’s why he did it. My rape cost me every single friend I had ever made at Michigan State University, and even my friends from back home. No one wanted to deal with a broken girl who had developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I was alone…but determined to survive.” – Jessica Sturm, sexual assault, age 20 & acquaintance rape, age 20.

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