How I Learned To Claim My Space After Years Of Sexual Abuse

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I met him, the Director, at the age of 15. Back then, I was still a student at the ballet school, with big aspirations and an unsatiable love for ballet. I was still rather naïve about the profession, assuming all I needed was to be passionate, hard-working, and humble. I put my hair neatly in a bun every morning, sewed my pointe shoes carefully, went over steps and corrections…