16 and Abused by Vegas Stocker

I look at myself and let a tear slip down my cheek. I tell myself you didn’t mean it, that it won’t happen again and you love me with all your heart. But just like everything else, I know you will prove me wrong.






Vegas Stocker is a 15-year-old living in the small town of Iola, Wisconsin. The alarming summer of 2016 turned her life around. She took the unsureness of herself, mixed with the post-traumatic stress of her past, and put it into words, writing stories of her experiences, good or bad. She hopes to inspire others by letting them know that their past does not define them or their worth.

Vegas Stocker
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.


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