After that, her mother asked her to come down to dinner.Knowing that her absence would be noticed, she sat at the dinner table pretending as if nothing happened.She explained her irritability and at times violent outbursts.
The immense power within a woman cannot be destroyed.
It can be hidden under scars that feel like they will last a lifetime.
As many of her problems were external, Ella felt that the medication did not help therefore stopped taking it.
When Ella returned home for the summer, her parents immediately noticed a problem with her drinking.
She was placed in a residential treatment facility for her addiction.
The therapist asked directly whether or not Ella had been raped or sexually abused.
Ella attempted to put the assault out of her mind, never telling anyone.
However, after the rape, she started having problems in school and became increasingly anxious.
However, the lasting effects of rape can be mitigated by uncovering the power that may feel like it was cleverly concealed.
So many survivors believe that they are alone on a journey.
Their story may be theirs..the journey belongs to everyone.