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Conquered the unconquered

My mother used to say that adults should be respected and whatever they say I write. I did not know that I was standing up for myself I just knew that, what that man was doing to me is wrong and I hard to stop him one way or another. I liked this teacher of ours who used to come at home to tutor us. At six years old I was a very good student, diligent always early waiting for him to come and give us homework. He was nice until when he started touching my private parts. He went on for a while, my mother was never around she was and still is a business woman. One day I told her what was happening in a very indirect manner but she brushed it off thinking I am too young I do not know what I was saying. I remember this nice light blue jump suit that I wore every evening from school. This teacher used to put his fingers inside me and threatening me and saying how cool I looked in my jumpsuit.

“If you tell your mother or other students I will kill you” he told me

I was so scared because he used to come with a knife. One day he came as usual early enough because I was always the first one. This day he went on to touch me as usual, I bit him so hard that he started bleeding, he wore a watch on his wrist, as he was removing his hand he broke my tooth. He was in so much pain that his eyes were teary.

“I will kill you” he shouted

I ran outside people, came and asked what happened to him, this stupid molester said that he cut his own wrist by mistake, it got me scared and that’s the reason I ran outside. People started questioning me but I couldn’t say what was had happened, I was so scared and tears were just rolling down my cheeks. This is the first time of my life to share this with you guys. I am now 26 years and I am glad I stopped him; he never came back to our neighborhood after that incident.

Kelsie

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Frances Faulkner's picture

Bravery

Kelsie,

You are wonderfully brave and strong for believing in yourself and finally telling your story. You really took care of yourself by biting that teacher; you made him go away forever with your actions -- that is amazing! You now have a world of women around you for support and to celebrate your strength and healing! I hope the best for you.

Frances

kelsie's picture

Conqured

Frances

Thanks, at that age i didn't know that i could not only scare him but also kick him out of our neighborhood i am glad i conquered.

Esther

Kelsie Kim

Beverly Rose's picture

Dear Kelsie, It was a true

Dear Kelsie,

It was a true act of courage to tell your story to potentially thousands of women across the globe! While this may be part of your healing process, I am certain it will help other women to heal as they find the courage to tell their story. My vision is of a day when all girls, women, children, and men are free of all violence and safe inside their homes and wherever they are.

In peace,
Beverly

kelsie's picture

The Winner

Dear Beverly,

This has been a healing process for me, i could never have imagined to talk about it. I still cannot tell the story verbally but sharing it here was so therapeutic for me. It has been a long journey for me ever since it happened, i refused to accept that it affected some aspect of my life but i look at it as me being the winner. From this perspective it makes sense for me but at times the questions Why me? What had i done? still linger in my head. All in all i am glad i was not only able to share but also i emerged the winner. Sharing this story with thousand of women, for me was and still is the major step i have taken ever since it happened and i hope it will inspire those women who have been in the same situation not to despair but to fight and be strong.

We still have a long way to but we are getting there "a world free from violence, a world that respects women and girls and a world that where everyone feels safe"

Thanks

Esther

Kelsie Kim

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