In my school we have a program called Clothesline. Its purpose is to represent those that have been abused and encourage others to speak out. I am participating in this event. My father is my abuser. For years he has tried to break my spirit. My life is a game to him. I have endured this for so long. I do not let him or anyone disrespect me anymore. He recently tried to hurt me. Before school started he tried to hurt me. He punched and kicked me for telling him to not talk down to me. Now I don’t talk to him at all. The last thing I told him was that he will never destroy my ambition. My “guardian” hurt me but now I am stronger. I will never let someone do that to me again.