Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Swedish teen's rape story video: English translation

Share this article

10:19 CEST+02:00
On Thursday, 14-year-old Lovisa Nystrand from Linköping in central Sweden published a video on Facebook entitled "How it all happened" in which she tells of being raped by a friend.

The video (embedded below) attracted a great deal of attention in traditional and social media in Sweden, including a story on The Local.

Below the embedded video, The Local has provided an English translation of the text featured film.

How everything happened

Hi my name is Lovisa, I am 14 years old

Just 14 years and 4 months

I have experienced something horrible

From which I will suffer for the rest of my life

"Exactly" the rest of my life.

Just over a month ago I was…


I remember everything; I cried and was bleeding

It’s the worst thing that I have experienced…

Since then, there have been many sleepless nights…

For a while I couldn’t cope…

I was so weak

Now I am trying to think ahead

Work as hard as I can for everyday to move forward.

I don’t know how people can be so strong…

To report it.

I have been…

Insulted, threatened and yelled at by some...

But how am I coping with all of this?

Well! Because I have my wonderful friends

I love you

And above all, great family.

All of us are strong.

The Local

Follow The Local on Twitter

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

New Malmö museum will focus on ‘democracy and migration’

Change starts with one small step, whether it be a large or small scale project, it all requires movement. It’s a logic that can be applied to starting a new national museum from scratch, especially one with an innovative theme that is going to take several years to come to fruition.