Our expert says:
you have rightly made the link between how you feel about your body now and what happened to you when you were 11. Although it may feel hard to think about talking about the issue I would strongly recommend you consider seeing a psychologist for therapy to help you with this process, as you will benefit from someone being with you during this process and helping you gain an insight into it and how it is affecting you now, and how also you would like it to be different.
A really helpful organisation who will be able to advise you is Rape Crisis and you can contact them via the internet at www.rapecrisis.org.za
You have already taken the brave step of speaking out about this issue here, take it forward as you truly deserve to not let the actions of someone else control your life any longer in this way.
Feel free to ask another question here if you need to.
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