Patricia Bright

17 Months

I was sexually abused when I was a child. I never received counseling and my family swept everything under the rug. They did not seek justice for me. As I continued to grow up, I would find myself in bad situations with partners and continue to be abused in most relationships. Sex was an act that I had to deal with, and most of the time it hurt. After I had my daughter, I realized that I had issues surrounding sexual trauma. I reached out to The Florida Center for Healthy Sexuality not sure what to expect. Slowly, I found answers to the questions that I had and began to accept that what happened to me was not something that I made happen. Now I see sexual experiences in a different way. My self-esteem is better than it ever has been.