One in five women reported she had been raped or physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime.

This is her story.

A night of fun with my friends turned into a horrible nightmare when, after blacking because of too much alcohol, I woke up in some guy’s room and he was on top of me having his way with my body.

Before I could push him off me I blacked out again. I was not afforded the opportunity to consent to it. I know myself, and I know that I do not go around sleeping with strangers. I don’t even know how I got to his room. When I woke up my underwear and shoe were missing. When I asked him how I got to his room he never gave me a solid story.

I was confused and disgusted with myself but I hated him for taking advantage of a girl that could not make a solid decision due to her drunken state. Like a predator, he saw something to prey on, and to my disadvantage I was that prey. How I wish he had just left me there in my drunken state. Maybe at least I would have been the drunk girl who passed out instead of the drunk girl that was raped.

My life was upside down afterwards. Everything I knew about myself changed.

I lost control of my life.