Survivor Stories - Warning
The stories you are about to read are real accounts of sexual violence and consist of graphic descriptions. Each story is unique, for each experience of sexual violence is dependent upon the specific individual.
Please refer to our resource page for information and guidance if you feel you need assistance.
The stories below are here to help others, whether through producing empathy or relaying the "normalcy" of each victim's/survivor's experience. These stories convey very raw and real experiences as well as what is quite "normal" for the overall victims' experience.
Break the Silence encourages everyone to protect him or herself:
- Use the buddy system
- Look out for your peers
- End bystander behavior
- Stop blaming the victim
- Start lowering your risk of sexual violence
We hope these stories will begin a movement to Break the Silence against Sexual Violence.