I was 12 and visiting my father in Dallas. As I was walking to the pool a man stopped in his truck and asked if I needed a ride. Always wanting to act older than I was I accepted a ride. The next thing I knew we were stopping at a store for beer ”to drink while we hang out at the pool” then we stopped at his house “to get his bathing suit”. I went in to go to the bathroom, and the next thing I knew I was on his bed and he was having sex with me. I was embarrassed and shocked. When it was over he drove me to my dad’s house. I flew home to my mom the next day. I told no one. Months later when I realized I was pregnant, I had started my period the year before and now it had stopped and I was sick all the time, my mother took me to Planned Parenthood. There was never any talk of having the child. The doctor said I wasn’t the youngest he had seen but one of the youngest. My little body and mind wasn’t prepared for motherhood.