Finding Help and Recovery After Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence

Finding Help and Recovery After Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence

Getting Help after Sexual Assault If you have been the victim of sexual assault, you may be in shock from the trauma of the experience. You may be unsure of what to do next. If you feel that your safety is in danger at all, you need to call 911. If you are seriously injured, […]

48 Years Old in Nashville, TN | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence story from Nashville, TN I was first molested by a neighborhood bully at the age of 10. And then from age 14 to 27 I was molested by a family member. In my late 30s I was raped by someone who I was sleeping with. I’m not proud of it but he […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 Years Old in Orlando, FL | #WeShatterSilence | Let This Story Be Heard By Clicking Share

We Shatter Silence Story from Orlando, FL My stepfather sexually molested me before I knew what those words meant, especially together. He finally stopped after reading what I wrote in my journal. I’ve told few people. I don’t report him because another failed marriage would destroy my mother… Are You A Sexual Violence or Abuse […]

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 […]

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

We Shatter Silence Story from Woodland, PA I was 20 years old and I was going through a tough divorce from a military relationship. “Paul” was my best friend and was helping me through the  divorce or so I thought. My family was on vacation and I had let “Paul” stay at my house because […]

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

We Shatter Silence story from Oxford, OH I was 14. I had a best friend. I loved her very much. She had 4 sisters and 3 were triplets, all aged 10. 1 sister aged 11 and my best friend was 13. She was a year younger than me. Her family was like my family. I […]