" For a while after the rape, I was really afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically. So I started to think that a woman’s body was her curse, that it was just the bait that attracted all these sharks. I had no sexuality about me. Now I’m getting back to where I was. Then when that guy said, “Take off your pants!” it almost knocked me over inside. It’s weird. I don’t know why I’m doing this. Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it’s the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears. No it’s like, Well, the worst has happened and I’m fine. Now I feel like whatever I do, no one can hurt me. I cannot be violated, I cannot be humiliated, I cannot be disregarded, I cannot be disrespected. If I respect myself and believe in what I’m doing, no one can touch me. "