My chosen name is Javier. I am Mexican and Dominican but I was born in the states. I am a runaway. I got raped 17, it was my senior year by my dad’s friend and my Mom told me to just deal with it and get over it. That she, my grandma, my aunt and great-grandmother had all been raped and it was the curse of being female and Ill survive it like they all did. She said its where strength for women came from and I was no different nor would the life of any daughters I had be different. I packed my bags and left school midday two days later.