Without others’ stories, I would still be ashamed

by Anonymous

March 31, 2023

I was ashamed of my decision until listening to many others experiences and realizing that it’s my body and I can do with it what I please.

I was in a toxic relationship in my freshman year of college. My first time away from home with the ability to go over to my boyfriends whenever I wanted. I knew the dangers of sex but thought I wouldn’t be the one to get pregnant. Well life happens and next thing you know I was in an abusive relationship with a child on the way.

It’s not that I don’t want kids, but it wasn’t the time. I got my abortion, left my toxic relationship, and finished college. I am now headed to grad school with the support of a loving boyfriend, the opportunity which may not been available to me otherwise. I wasn’t my best self at the time and when I make the decision to have children, I will be a better me for them and their futures.

Remember that our stories are ours to tell. We’d love to hear your story too!