It was a few months after I split up with my long-term boyfriend that I realised he had raped me.
We were in a secure and loving relationship, and I thought we would be together forever.
However, he had sex with me repeatedly despite me telling him that I did not want to.
It didn’t occur to me at the time that this was sexual abuse, I thought it was normal.
It was only later when we had separated and I spoke to a counsellor, that I realsed that he had raped me.
I didn’t really tell anyone about what happened to me because there is so much stigma surrounding the subject.
My experience shows that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ rape. I wasn’t attacked by a violent stranger in an alleyway, instead I was abused by the person I loved the most.
I decided to make a film with Fixers to help young people understand that sexual abuse can happen to anyone and to encourage people to speak out about it.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.