"Now, I’ll be telling my story. A story that I wish could have a different ending. But it can’t, my story is written.
Written, in the blood and tears I shed during those horrific 16 years.
Written, in the alcohol and liquor my father consumed
Written, in the fear and obedience he demanded of me.
Written, in my hatred and fear of him.
Told by my Cuts, Scars, and Bruises."