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Lisa's Story - You Are Not Alone & Where to Turn

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Hi, I am a 17 year old girl from Australia and I was abused by my father sexually and emotionally from the age of 9 to the age of 16. I am recovering now and all I want to do is help other kids the way no-one wanted to help me, it's all I live for, and it's what I want to do with my life. I have two special friends that helped me and two teachers at my highschool, but apart from that I had no-one, I want to be one of the people to make a difference in someone's life. I want to wipe away their tears and bring them smiles, i want to help in every way I can, it's all i want.. Thankyou for listening

When I was born I had a two year old brother, Kurt, I looked up to him, he was my hero, I love him so much. In fact, he's the only one I love. When I was about 8 or 9, my mum used to go to choir practise and my dad started to come into my room and touch me and make me take my clothes off and do things to him, I didn't know what it was, I was scared, but at the same time, I thought it was normal. When I turned 10, the day of my birthday, he raped me. He hit me a lot too, cause I was stubborn and it hurt, but he said if I didn't do it and if I told someone, he'd kill my brother, and then me. I wouldn't have minded dying, but I wanted my brother to live, he deserved that. My brother never knew, I was too scared to tell him. My dad used to call me a 'whore' and a 'slut' and a 'bitch', I was only 10 and I didn't even know what those words meant. The abuse continued right up until the day before I turned 16. He raped me almost every night, and all weekend. At this stage I was living with my mum because my parents divorced when I was 11. She had left when she divorced and had come back 4 years later. So, the abuse stopped because I was old enough to decide whether or not I wanted to visit him, and naturally I didn't. My mum didn't believe me, and now she does, she just doesn't care. My mum mentally abuses me, she reminds me of my failures and tells me how bad I am. I told a few people, some believed, some didn't. There has been one person just recently who has helped me, my english teacher from last year, she talked things through with me, she was a real help.

Now, I am 17 years old, and all I want to do is help other people. I want to help them the way no-one helped me, I want to make a difference in thier lives. I don't want them to feel as though they have to escape the world, like I did. email me anytime at

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