Have you ever been assaulted? How did it make you feel? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate.
A few years ago, something really bad and traumatic happened to me. I was walking in the street on my way home and I remember a guy walking by me. He was hiding behind my shoulder. When I looked around, I was inside a circle of 5 guys. I was terrified. The reason they attacked me is that I am gay.
They beat me and I ended up in the emergency room with severe injuries on my face. My jaw was broken and even lost the jaw on the right side of my face. I will have scars for the rest of my life and screw inside my jaw and fire head.
That event changed my life completely. For 3 months I was not able to eat normally. There was a little tube in my mouth. I think I will never be able to forget it. I still have nightmares and fear is my reality now. Because of this traumatic event, I even left the States. I thought it might help, but memories keep coming back.
I live with PTSD and depression and I hope that I will find a way to heal my fears. I am constantly trying to overcome it and learn to relax and trust people more. This is not easy at all since I’ve never provoked anyone. My sexual orientation is not a reason to be assaulted.