Hi, I am Yumi Sano from CRS Clinton 2014. I recently escaped from toxic parents after a very long, nerve-wracking process. I suffered from physical violence from my father and mental/verbal abuse from my mother for a very long time. "I do not understand why you have a friend" "You are nothing except for the scores you get on exams" "I do not even care about who you are or who you think you are" these are only some of the words I goft from my mother. Another problem was that my parents hated me having relationship with other people. I was not even allowed to hang out with guy friends at noon. Once I was caught texting a guy by mother, and she told me "EW why are you always flirting with guys, you need to talk in a group chat with all the other people in the group if you really need to talk to a guy. Why do you have to privately chat a guy?" Last year during the lockdown, my father found me chatting with high school mates over Zoom and told me ”you're so disgusting, you're always snuggling up to people who do not even care about you".
After all, I just could not stand all this and decided to get out. I was fortunate that I had friends who supported me through and gave me out some electronics like freezers and washing machine, but I still have a lot missing from my apartment including gas cooktop and wi-fi. If you could help me with setting my life in a new apartment, I would be very glad. I am currently completely financially independent from my parents despite being a student. I still need to pay tuition fee for my graduate school, my own rent and everyhing and although my laboratory is helping out by giving me assistant jobs, it is not enough for living. I would be very thankful if you could support me start up a new life.