What if the people who cared for you and raised you, also caused you pain and confusion? And what if when you grew up and looked to others for affection suffering and love had become so conflated that you found yourself accepting the unacceptable again and again?
When producer, director, actress and activist AnnaLynne McCord was a teenager she was raped by a trusted friend. Thinking somehow she was at fault she stayed silent about this painful event for years.
What would you do if your silence about abuse or sexual assault was eating you alive. Would you succumb to the hopelessness and look for ways to end your life or would you find your voice and speak your truth for all the world to hear?
More from AnnaLynne McCord:
Watch her Tedx Talk "You Can Achieve It"
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