Eleanor Roosevelt And The New Landlord Essay

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As Eleanor Roosevelt said “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” My parents were divorced in ltaly when I was very young. My mom decided to come to the US to find greener pasture. When she saw that things were getting difficult for her my mom decided to send my sister and me to Ghana to live with my aunt. When I was seven years old, my mom’s cousin raped me in my aunt’s house. He told me not to tell anyone about it, so I kept to myself. I told myself that it was all part of life so I should not worry. Days passed by, my aunt got new place so we went to the new apartment and the new landlord was very nice to us. He even offered a lot of things to us at first. Every Sunday afternoon, the landlord’s brother would come take my sister and me to their house because he had lot of kids of over there. He kept taking us to his place to enjoy with other kids. One day, his younger brother called me to his room. He started undressing me so I started cry but he did not stop; he said to me that it was not painful but he would finish just now. When I got home, I wanted to tell my aunt but I stopped because she would say I was a bad girl, so I kept it to myself and vowed not to go there anymore. From that time I was raped, I never recover it ; I remember when I was in…

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