In His Own Words - Male Survivors Speak Out
Age when first abused: 3 years old
"Your body belongs to you. It is not to be owned or used by anyone without your consent. You do have a right to tell an abuser no, and in seeking help, it doesn't make you a weaker person, but a stronger one for standing up for yourself. I feel that the one thing that is taken from an abused child is their sense of self-worth/self-esteem, and that is something that is hard to regain when it's taken at such a young age. To prevent it from happening in the first place is the biggest obstacle but one worth speaking out about."