15 Years Old in Chicago, IL | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

15 Years Old in Chicago, IL | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Chicago, IL When I was 12, I had a crush on an older boy “Dylan” who was in choir with me. Every rehearsal, I would try to give him a nice smile hoping I would get his attention. Unfortunately, I got his attention. One day during rehearsal, he walked over […]

22 Years Old in Mount Pleasant, SC | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence story from Mount Pleasant, SC I met Justin in Alcoholics Anonymous. I was 19 years old at the time. He was in his mid-thirties. At first he showered me with positive attention, like the attention I wasn’t getting at home. While it seemed nice in the beginning, when I look back, I […]

21 Years Old in Toronto, ON | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We shatter Silence Story from Toronto, ON It was my second summer as a camp counselor and I had a crush on a guy that I was working with. We would have days off and he invited me to come to a cottage with a couple of friends. Little did I know that I was […]

33 Years Old in Philadelphia, PA | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Philadelphia “We both know all the truth I can tell” I can’t forget My mind won’t let me I’m reminded when I least expect it I can close my eyes and it’s like I’m there And I’m still that scared little girl Back of the car Whispering to your friend […]

25 Years Old in Atlanta, GA | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Atlanta I wanted to see the aquarium. The first person that ever saw my bare chest was Jimmy. We were both 12 at the time. It started off as playful kissing and after saying no a few times, he forced my shirt up so he could see my chest. I […]

6 Years Old in Australia | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Australia I was sexually abused by my father for a period of 6 years while I was growing up. Now, as a grown adult, I find that I was not alone in this plight: friends and other family members were also effected. I was shocked to read that one in […]

34 Years Old in Gettysburg, PA | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Gettysburg, PA From an early age, I was subjected to sexual abuse. I was victimized by a relative when I was a child, yet barely anyone believed me. None of my abusers ever had to serve any time in jail. I got into a marriage ruled by domestic violence. I […]

45 Years Old in Bakersfield, CA | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Bakersfield, CA On July 19, 2003, my 14 year old daughter went to a party with a girlfriend, and was given date rape drugs. She was held down and raped by several young men. The DNA came back showing only one man who did not use protection. He also raped […]

22 Years Old in Whittier, CA | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Whittier, CA When I was 15, my virginity was taken from me by someone who claimed to be my friend. He was 2 years older than me. I had never drank before so I didn’t know that 10 shots of tequila would do the trick. I don’t remember much else […]

16 Years Old in Terre Haute, IN | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence story from Terre Haute, IN When I was a freshman in high school (I am a junior now), one of my ex-boyfriends transferred to my school. I had dated him for 3 months a couple of years before and he had been violently possessive. We started hanging out again because he seemed […]