I’m a sexual abuse survivor. I also have an eating disorder — anorexia, binge/purge type. My abuse started at age 4 and lasted until I was 21 years old.
During each episode of abuse, I felt helpless, afraid, trapped, and powerless. While I can’t say I was lucky to experience abuse, I can say I was lucky I didn’t have my menstrual cycle yet.
I was training my body too hard and starving my body too much to have a period, and therefore I didn’t get pregnant. I can’t imagine raising a child who has DNA from one of my abusers.Read more on themighty.com