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Adam Shaikh

Adam Shaikh

Name: Adam Shaikh
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Smethwich, West Midlands
Campaign: To encourage young people to speak out if they have been sexually abused, or feel at risk.

When I was nine my family and I went to Pakistan for a holiday. That’s where I experienced abuse by a family member, who has since died.

 

It destroyed every sense of confidence I had. I felt disgusting, lowly and impure.

 

I didn’t tell anyone for nine years and the stress got so bad I tried to take my life.

 

Eventually I gathered up the courage to tell my parents. They were incredibly supportive and I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off my chest.

 

Fixers is helping me get my message out to other young people: if you have been abused or feel at risk – tell someone you trust.

 

It’s not just for your own good – but it could stop the abuser going on to harm other children.

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