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I was recently asked this by an uncle who I had decided to tell the truth to. I had kept what was done to me a secret for 19 years and now that I had the courage to speak out I had chosen to tell him because, out of the six siblings my mother had, he was the one uncle I felt closest to.
My uncle said he believed me but what was the point in breaking up a family after such a long time. You see, my mother and father left their life and family in El Salvador almost 32 years ago. We visited every couple of years when I was a child. My abuse started and ended there but the monster stayed there, with a family that did not know what he had done to me.
My uncle talked about how my abuser had been raised and loved by our family all his life and I, the daughter of an estranged sister, was now claiming abuse. Who would believe me? They would call me a liar, he said.
It had never occurred to me that my truth would not be believed. My entire life I had seen my abuser as a demon, a monster that preyed on children. The bad guy in every film was him. It had never occurred to me that others would not see him like that. I knew what he had done. I had lived with the consequences of his actions all my life and even if I told the world the truth, I would be the one to pay the price.
I started to doubt myself. What was the point then? If no one believed me, if no one cared, why was I doing this?