I am a 14 year old girl, and I have gone through a lot, but my story may not define me my story has made me a better person with everything that had happened.

I am a 14 year old girl, and I have gone through a lot, but my story may not define me my story has made me a better person with everything that had happened. When I was three my parents divorced, a year or so later my mom found someone over MySpace around 4 years later they got married in 2011. Around that time my stepdad became really abusive, and stayed that way for a long while.. around the time I was 11 I started to self harm, and I had an eating disorder, times were hard at home and school too, I was going through a lot, people calling me fat, and telling me there’s something wrong with me. Around Easter of 2017 I was sexually abused by a 17 year old I was 12, everyday things happen and I constantly think everything was my fault, but I know I did all I could. My story does not define who I am as a person, it is a part of me, yes, and it will always be. Around March of last year my mom and stepdad got a divorce, during all this you’re probably wondering what happened to my dad, after the divorce my dad disappeared around the same time I found out I have heart problems. My mom has stuck with me through everything, a mom can be a mom but it takes one strong woman to do both things. I have 3 other siblings, two younger brothers and a older sister. To this day I’m still struggling with an eating disorder, I do have really bad anxiety, but I have to say my depression has gotten better over the past three years. I stayed strong to myself, and that was the most important thing I could have possibly have done, if I hadn’t i don’t know if I would be here right now. Honestly I’m so thankful for the friends and family that I have in my life still, they all have made a huge impact on my life and I have to thank them for telling me to keep my head up through hard times, especially when I thought I’d never get better, and I couldn’t go on any longer. I may still have my disorder, but I’m slowly recovering and I won’t give up no matter what.

Anonymous