I have had a very long journey in life of sexual abuse. I can remember it like was yesterday, even though the very first time was 35 years ago. My innocence was stolen from me at the age of five. I went through life thinking that I wasn’t good enough for anyone, until one day I was about to turn 18 and become an adult. I was on my own fighting to live and was released from the foster care system. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I knew that I was just as good as the next person, maybe even better!

I set out in life never letting another person degrade me or abuse me the way those terrible people did over and over again. I vowed from then on that I would never be afraid to tell my story. I went to college and worked very hard to educate myself for my two children. I am so excited to inspire other survivors to stand up and speak out. The Younique Foundation has given me a renewed faith in myself inside and out and has allowed me to love myself all over again!

-Charity, Survivor

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