Ivy, now in her 70s was hitchhiking almost 50 years ago when she caught a ride with 2 truck drivers and was raped. It happened at..
Yvette’s Story “I think about them every day. And I wonder if they think about me at all”.I was in college. I went to a party probably had a few too many drinks. I was gang raped by a group of guys at this party. I went back to my college and I pretended it never
Stephanie’s Story “We’re just out here living our lives, trying to parent, trying to get up every day, trying to go to work, doing the best we can while we’re holding this part of us inside”.I don’t know if I have made sense of it. I have the super power where I can just tuck
Ivy’s Story “I know many of my friends feel like they don’t know any women who were raped and assaulted, and it’s just not true. They know lots of people. We’re just not talking about it.“I’m in my seventies, and this experience happened almost 50 years ago. I was married and my marriage was dissolving and
Laraine’s Story “I feel ashamed that I gave up that I didn’t keep fighting but I just didn’t want to be there. I wanted it to stop.” I went to a local bar where there’s pool hall and thought I’d just play a couple of games of pool. And there was a boy there that I knew
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Larraine was raped and battered by a friend she hadn’t seen in years. She began to drink to stop the nightmares. The day she recorded this video she celebrated 32 months of sobriety. It happened at..
Stephanie was abused by her grandfather who also abused other family members. She struggles to remember details and to make sense of her childhood experience. It happened in…
Yvette was gang raped at a college party. She carried that trauma inside, until she became a parent. It happened at…