My father sexually and emotionally abused my mom and me for years. A year ago, I spoke out. I saw my father for the first time since then this summer, and he was too ashamed to even look me in the eye. I turned seventeen years of abuse around by saying NO MORE, and you can, too. Speaking out is scary and it takes immense courage, but there is no better feeling in the world than knowing that you did. Even if you can’t confront your abuser directly, find your voice in whatever way you can, because you do have a voice.