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Tara Austen Weaver


  • caption: The author around the time she was first assaulted.

    The first time a man hurt me, I was 8. My story isn't unusual

    The first man who kissed me when I didn’t want him to was the boyfriend of my babysitter. He lifted me up by my armpits, sat me on the kitchen counter, leaned over me and slid his tongue into my mouth. I was eight years old.