‘I immediately kicked my boyfriend out of my parent’s house. He’d been cheating during my pregnancy. I questioned bringing a baby into a broken home.’: Single teen mom urges ‘you will achieve your goals’

“Those two little pink lines showed up. Just to be sure, we walked to the store to buy 6 more tests. Even though every single one of them were positive, it still didn’t seem real. My high school classmates were well on their way to grad school and post college careers. I questioned bringing a baby into an already broken home.”

‘I was handed a drink. I woke up in an empty room, except for an air mattress. I was completely naked. All my belongings were missing.’ Woman ‘hurt no one was looking for me’ after 3-day-long sexual assault

“There was a window in the bedroom. I tried to open it, but it had been nailed shut. Then, the guy I knew from the party opened the door. ‘As long as you’re compliant, you’ll make it home,’ he said. No one took any notice that I had been gone for 3 days. Not my family, not my friends, not my instructors at school. No one. I felt completely alone. Nobody ever asked me if I was ok.”