“She said that it wasn’t true; that I wasn’t raped, and that I had told her from the start that it was consensual. She didn’t understand that when she first asked me on the day before the abortion, only three months after I was raped, that I wasn’t ready to admit what happened. Not ready to face the reality of it. Not even close. She told me to stop lying to her.” -River Hayden, an excerpt from my autobiography, The Road to Becoming a Survivor, due to be released August 11, 2015.