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Story 2: 16 Days, 16 Stories

TW Warning: These stories contain detailed descriptions of abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, physical violence and other forms of harassment and discrimination which may be triggering.


I was in secondary school at the time. There was this particular teacher who was always obsessed with seeing my hair. He would constantly talk about it, and ask me to see my hair. I was very quiet, and would be embarrassed when he asked me because the other students would just stare at me. One day, I was walking to class and I suddenly felt someone walk up behind me and slide their hand under my scarf and touch my neck. I jumped around so quickly and it was the teacher. “I just wanted to see your hair,” he said. I was so scared. I didn’t tell my parents because they would have taken me out of school. Instead, I would tie my hair tightly in a bun so that if he tried it again, he wouldn’t be able to touch my hair.


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