Samantha McCoy

Author's details

Name: Samantha McCoy
Date registered: April 25, 2017

Biography

My name is Samantha and I am a survivor of rape.

I went through the worst experience of my life and it took many, many things from me. It took my happiness for over a year, I lost my salaried job, I lost my apartment, I wasn’t able to attend classes regularly, I didn’t want to leave bed… everything reminded me of what happened and I feared running into him or his friends.

Although he took so much from me and two years of my life are gone that were wasted on trying to heal from the damages, he did not take my voice. I now dedicate my time to educating others on sexual assault and being a voice for the survivors who cannot speak out on their experience.

Latest posts

  1. Acceptance – No Justice — November 9, 2017
  2. Title IX and Survivors On Campuses — September 18, 2017
  3. It’s Okay To Have Weak Points, It Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak — May 26, 2017
  4. I will prevail — April 25, 2017

Author's posts listings

Nov 09

Acceptance – No Justice

** Trigger warning**

I have been dealing with my attack for over two years now and it feels insane to even say that it has been that long. It felt like just yesterday everything happened. You make progress…then you go backward…you make a lot of progress…then you go further back than ever before. It is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/acceptance-no-justice/

Sep 18

Title IX and Survivors On Campuses

There’s been much debate on Betsy DeVos’ new statements about needing to “reform Title IX” in universities across the United States. It is no secret that DeVos primarily met with only the “accused” (cough rapists cough) instead of listening to survivors and their experiences. DeVos came forward and made statements that the “accused” are not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/title-ix-and-survivors-on-campuses/

May 26

It’s Okay To Have Weak Points, It Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak

When someone hurts you in a way that you never thought they were capable of, it does something to you emotionally and physically. You start to doubt that the person that you once were was anything special. That maybe you aren’t worth the fight. That maybe, even though you know it is not your fault, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/its-okay-to-have-weak-points-it-doesnt-mean-youre-weak/

Apr 25

I will prevail

You
Rapist, offender, criminal
You stole my soul and my will to live that night

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/iwillprevail/