"When I saw the theme for September was Learning, I knew I wanted to share what I am attempting to learn. After years of just about every sort of abuse a girl can experience, I started to blog and decided to share my story with other women. The response was something I was not prepared for. I got emails from all over the world from women who had been through similar incidents. Some women had never told anyone what had happen to them but felt like hearing that they were not alone helped them decided to confront their own issues in one way or another. I heard many stories and got lots of support and appreciation for having the courage to say I went through something awful, but that does not and will not define the woman I become. Those women inspired me and so I decided to go to school at the age of 41 to get a degree and get into a career where I can somehow help other women to find and regain the self worth that each woman or girl loses when they go through something so personal and painful.
I am June.
I am a survivor and a victim advocate.
I am going to school to learn how to turn something awful into something that inspires others.
I am a student now in my first year of college who is finally learning more than just life lessons.
I am determined and focused so just you wait and see what I can do!It's going to be awesome." - June