Ever since I was young I knew there was something wrong with my penis. I didn’t understand why I had this dark uneven scar. I didn’t understand why erections were painful. I didn’t understand why I started getting stretch marks. But now I understand. Now I know that I was mutilated when I was only 2 days old. They took me away from my mother & mutilated me. It took me 21 years to find out the truth.When I confronted my mother about this she broke down in tears. She told me that she was so sorry & that she regrets ever letting it happen. The worst part is that I’m not even religious or white. I’M THE ONLY MALE IN MY FAMILY THAT IS CIRCUMCISED. I feel like the universe is fucking with me. I’ve been abused & bullied my whole life & I have to deal with this shit on top of everything. How am I supposed to move on? How am I supposed to find love? No one wants to be with someone who is scarred physically & emotionally. I can’t even look at myself in the mirror. This haunts me everyday. Things would be different if I had a happy life or a sense of purpose but I don’t even know what the fuck I’m doing. I don’t see a future. I’ve lost all motivation. To be happy is to be distracted. How can I forget? How is it that they got away with this? How is circumcision even legal? I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m tired. There is no hope for me. What’s done is done. I just don’t want this to happen to anyone else. Please share this so that maybe a parent can become aware & not bring harm to their child.