Anonymous Story: Southern Baptist Church

I guess I am writing this because of all of the torment I’ve been through and no one has helped me or even cared. My parents were suppose to protect me but they didn’t. The church was suppose to help

Anonymous Story: I Was 12 and a Very Normal Little Girl

I keep coming here telling myself I will say something but each time I start writing I end up stopping midway and just forgetting about it. I will NOT do that this time! ​ Summer of 2010, I was a

Cassidy’s Story: More Than Once

Cassidy’s Story: More Than Once

It started when I was 4 years old, too young to know much about the world. He was 12. He was someone I looked up to, someone I loved and thought could never do me wrong. He was my older

Anonymous Story: An Open Letter to My Mother

Anonymous Story: An Open Letter to My Mother

An open letter to my mother. My earliest memories of you were when you were changing my diaper. When I asked about how old we were when we moved from the house you said 10 months. The memory plays without

Anonymous Story: Assaulted By Two Family Members

Anonymous Story: Assaulted By Two Family Members

I remember living in Kansas City,MO. I was just an 8 year old girl with no issues happy as can be. Nice house nice family.( so I thought.) My brother sister and I were all adopted at a very young

Laiba story: The 14 year Old Sexual Abuse Survivor Story

Laiba story: The 14 year Old Sexual Abuse Survivor Story

For me writing this is getting justice because in the society we live getting this justice is as impossible as breathing without air. My name is Laiba just Laiba. My surname does not define me in any shape or form

Kasey’s Story: The Closest Ones Hurt the Most

Kasey’s Story: The Closest Ones Hurt the Most

When I was a child, 4 years old to be exact, having a family was a huge thing. An absent mother made it difficult for me to have that family, so having my Godmother and Godfather as that family was

Anonymous Story: A Quick Rundown of My Life: A Messy Essay

Anonymous Story: A Quick Rundown of My Life: A Messy Essay

Warning:- long. I guess I’m just inanely babbling into the void here, which does help, just getting all your thoughts out. This is a very watered down essay of my stupidly complex life. I feel as though I should make

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

At the age of 6 or 7 I was sexually assaulted or harassed I don’t really know what to call it it was so unusual so out of the ordinary that it took me almost 20 years to be able

Anonymous Story: My Brother Raped Me

Anonymous Story: My Brother Raped Me

I am not sure how old I was exactly perhaps 10, 11, or 12. My brother is 3 years older than me. We had discovered about getting high using inhalants. I remember i huffed gas then he did. I am

Laiba’s Story: Abuse Story

Laiba’s Story: Abuse Story

Hello, my name is Laiba. Just Laiba. My surname (Waseem) doesn’t define me in any shape or form, due to the fact not only is this my biological father’s name but also my abuser’s name. I was sexually abused from

Weronika’s Story: Only a Touch

Weronika’s Story: Only a Touch

I don’t how should I start this. Telling someone about my story helps me at first, but later I feel like I had given my burden to someone else and I feel guilty because of that. But I can’t stay

Anonymous Story: Broken

Anonymous Story: Broken

I’m not going to share EVERY memory of abuse with you… I would be here for a very long time writing… It is just an estimate (but I’m definitely “low balling” the number of times instead of over reaching) I

Z’s Story: Monster In My Head

Z’s Story: Monster In My Head

scared to close my eyes relax and become limber. afraid to slip into a helpless slumber make a wimper or a sigh. I see his face, his hands hot breath, the growing heat. carried in by steps of creeping feet

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

I was sexually abused by my stepfather. My mother met him when I was two years old I remember nothing from my childhood before the 7th grade. I told my mother what happened I don’t know if she ever believed

Anonymous Story: Don’t Know If It’s a Big Deal Or Not

Anonymous Story: Don’t Know If It’s a Big Deal Or Not

I was not raped. I dont know what it is. Disrespected mainly. But it still hurts a lot as if I did get raped. My stepdad started little by little. He would lightly put his hand on my butt around

Anonymous Story: Too Young To Know

Anonymous Story: Too Young To Know

My story starts when I was about 9-10 years old, I know for sure I was in fourth grade; My sister and I was being babysat by a local neighborhood mom that was a church woman and foster mom and

Anonymous Story: It Has Taken Me Awhile To Write About This

Anonymous Story: It Has Taken Me Awhile To Write About This

This will be painful. This will bring up things I don’t want to talk about. But I think it needs to be said. I think it needs to be written out. It’s therapeutic in a sort of way. This is

Anonymous Story: 15 Years and Counting

Anonymous Story: 15 Years and Counting

At the age of 5 I buried my biological father and almost lost my entire family. At the time my mother had adopted her young nieces and they had come to live with us. After my father passed away, everything

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

I am an incest survivor, no beating around the bush. I grew up thinking that all females were to offer sexual services to any man who is interested. It was a small Pennsylvania dutch countryside, with a farm, chickens, cows,

Anonymous Story: Raped By Bother

Anonymous Story: Raped By Bother

I was raped by my older half brother when I was 8 to 15. It all started when I was little he would always touch me or be different with me and I never knew why and one night he

P’s Story: Surviving Through It For Years

P’s Story: Surviving Through It For Years

I have never told anyone my story, ever. When this first happened to me it was impossible to grasp the concept, considering I was just 4 years old when the first time occurred. Starting at age 4 to about 12,

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

When the darkness is all that’s surrounding you, and you are too scared to go to sleep with the light off. I hold my pepper spray as if it will protect me from my thoughts. My mind is a mess

Angela’s STORY: I Am Not My Past

Angela’s STORY: I Am Not My Past

I often felt my story wasn’t worth sharing; others have had it so much worse than I. However, I have come to learn this is a common train of thought among survivors and those battling depression and anxiety like myself.

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

I remember it being a normal day in 2008, I was nearly 8 years old and had recently been moved into foster care, which was already a traumatic event and I felt unloved and unwanted. I was encouraged by my

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

How does “pleasure” leave a kid so ashamed? something that is meant to be a gift become profaned? How does someone so familiar commit an act so strange? someone you love be the cause for self-hate? Use trust and compassion

Nita’s Story: Me Too

Nita’s Story: Me Too

The election of Donald Trump brought my nightmarish childhoods to life yet again. A powerful, objectifying, entitled narcist is yet again holding the reins over way too much. Just hung up the phone with my sister… when she told mom

Anonymous Story: A Victim at Seven

Anonymous Story: A Victim at Seven

My parents divorced when I was 6. There was his drug abuse, his belligerent attitude, financial instability because of his drug use, and the way I was treated. He was rarely around because my mom wouldn’t let him use drugs

Stacy’s Story – I Don’t Feel This Story Deserves a Name

Stacy’s Story – I Don’t Feel This Story Deserves a Name

President Trump says “she doesn’t remember what year it was, she doesn’t remember where it happened” etc but I do t remember the day either. I don’t remember what day it was that I learned how to get out of

Anonymous Story: Abused at 11 and Raped at 26

Anonymous Story: Abused at 11 and Raped at 26

In 1956, when I was 11, living in Fresno, Ca., the summer was hot and a neighbor had a pool in his back yard for his young son. Two of my girlfriends in the neighborhood and I all went to

Eloise’s Story: Raped By My Father

Eloise’s Story: Raped By My Father

My sister and I were raised in a Catholic orphanage in Marquette MI. until I was around age 12. At that time my father was contacted and asked to sign adoption papers so a family could adopt my sister and

Helen’s story: A Story Never Told

Helen’s story: A Story Never Told

I can’t remember when it started. The first memory dates back to when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was the youngest child at that time and the only daughter. I was getting ready for bed and my

Anonymous Story: Someday I’ll Get My Voice Back

Anonymous Story: Someday I’ll Get My Voice Back

Thank you for this invitation to share my story. I have been so ripped apart by the Kavanaugh “inquiry” and so grateful for Christine Blasey Ford’s bravery to bear the virulent assaults she predicted in sharing her story of his

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

I don’t remember at what age it started, probably around 10. I would spend nights at my family’s house, where I would be sexually abused by a family member, who was the same age as me while I was sleeping.

Amy’s Story:  Why I Think Closed Adoption Should Be Illegal

Amy’s Story: Why I Think Closed Adoption Should Be Illegal

I was put up for adoption at birth and was adopted at the age of six months by a church-going couple who had adopted a boy three years earlier. Apparently the state thought things were safe in this household, but

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

“Perfect hindsight” is the best discription I can offer at 65 yo about past sexual abuse, assault & mental oppression suffered at the whim of men who apparently target girls, women that carry a lifelong supressed psycological humiliation even if

Brigitte’s Story: It Was 40 Years Ago

Brigitte’s Story: It Was 40 Years Ago

To be honest, I’m really not sure if my story(ies) qualify. I know what happened was wrong. But, when I read and hear all of the multitude of stories that have happened to other women, I say to myself “well,

Anonymous Story: Royal Oak Princess

Anonymous Story: Royal Oak Princess

#MeToo. Ever since Trump announced his presidency and then won. My nightmares started again, have to go to the closet or in shower and cry. Secrets, Secrets, Secrets. Been abused since I was five years old then my half-brother then

Anonymous Story: I Was a Little Boy, Age 11. She was 16.

Anonymous Story: I Was a Little Boy, Age 11. She was 16.

I am 38 years old, be 39 August 25 (a week from now). I have been seeing a therapist out here in Oregon for 14 months now. My therapist is a good one and I am glad I found her.

Faith’s Story: An Account of Online Grooming

Faith’s Story: An Account of Online Grooming

I was an early graduate, came from a good family, didn’t get into much trouble. I was a generally good kid… and right on the edge of sixteen. In my mind, I was grown up and thought I knew everything.