Verbal abuse, emotional abuse by both parents, sexual abuse by older men. I endured it all through my childhood. Loud music, drugs, prostitution, murder, death, deception, witnessing my father's sexual interactions with relatives-that was the life I knew. But I longed for something different. I wanted out. Somewhere deep inside, I knew I didn't belong. Because of that, I suffered hard. The beautiful little girl within me was broken into little pieces,...