Dawn Tyree was a child back in 1985 when she married the man who impregnated her.
A couple years later, after years of physical and sexual abuse, she decided to leave her husband at just 17.
As Tyree made her way into the world as a child herself with two children, she felt stuck. Because she was under 18, she couldn’t enroll back in school or rent a hotel room to escape her ex-husband. Tyree was turned away from shelters and social services because of her age.
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