Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Who I am – Cyndi Baker’s story

My life began in 1968, when a married father raped his children’s teen-age babysitter in the family car.
The teen, scared and confused, is told she’s a slut – and worse – and that she’s brought shame on the family. Her mother and grandmother repeatedly try at-home methods to abort the baby, but the pregnancy persists.
So at 16, the girl is forced to marry a boy she’s dated that the family has accused of being the father. That’s how my “family” got started. Continue reading

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