My name is Addison Coleman.
I know what it feels like to be hurt, broken, lost and violated. After all, on two separate occasions, I was raped. The first time, by my brother and his friends, and the second time, by my brother.
My mother doesn't believe me.
My school doesn't believe me.
Even my best friend abandoned me because she didn't believe me.
My life has been torn to pieces. I'm convinced that I've been cursed to live through one nightmare followed by another.
A diamond is tough, and so am I. Even if I have to cry my way through, I am determined to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is my story.