Shannon’s Story: He Thought I Loved Him

Shannon’s Story: He Thought I Loved Him

I met him in college. I always liked to try to be a friend for everyone, especially to people who may not have a lot of friends because I believe everyone needs someone. This was the case with him. He

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: F.B. Younger Days ZZtop

Anonymous Story: F.B. Younger Days ZZtop

I was a teenage rocker in Houston. I was 16 in 1977. There was a party house on the corner of Farnham St. and Hwy 59. The old house is gone now and replaced by a building. It was also

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,

Vanessa’s Story: Just Another Notch In His Belt

Vanessa’s Story: Just Another Notch In His Belt

7 years ago I was 19 and falling for a marine. We had been talking for a couple of weeks and trying to get to know each other or I thought I was. He seemed like a great guy, had

Anonymous Story: I Remember. I Am Not Mixed-Up

Anonymous Story: I Remember. I Am Not Mixed-Up

hi. My name is Joy. Not my birth name. But the name I give myself. It’s how I reclaim me from the degradation and shame of assault and abuse. It started when I was a little girl about 7. He

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

AUreu’s Story: I Said No and It Still Happened

AUreu’s Story: I Said No and It Still Happened

I was out with my friend, we went to a University corridor party. I didn’t know anyone there and the next day I had to work, we didn’t want to drink much, only three beers we said. I don’t know

Bri’s Story: My Army Recruiter Sexually Assaulted Me

Bri’s Story: My Army Recruiter Sexually Assaulted Me

It was late 1997 and I was joining the US Army Reserves out of Durham, NC. My recruiter took a liking to me that went too far. He would call me at my mom’s house and tell me he needed

Brittany’s Story: Front Page of the Newspaper Allowed Him to Take Every thing

Brittany’s Story: Front Page of the Newspaper Allowed Him to Take Every thing

It was February 4th, 2007, Superbowl Sunday. I was working at Papa Murphy’s, a job that I had only had a month. We were so slammed that my boss asked me to work two hours of overtime. I called up

Anonymous Story: I Thought I Knew You

Anonymous Story: I Thought I Knew You

When I told you I liked you, you asked my to be your girlfriend. I happily accepted. I trusted you, I knew you. We were friends since nursery all year way up to this point where you are 14, I’m

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.

Maryam’s Story: DOES HE EVEN KNOW IF HE DID SOMETHING WRONG?

Maryam’s Story: DOES HE EVEN KNOW IF HE DID SOMETHING WRONG?

I was doing a get together lunch with all my friends and my sister. It was february 2018. And in Chile it was a hot sunny day. He came by because I invited him. He came by because I trusted

Anonymous Story: Childhood Trauma

Anonymous Story: Childhood Trauma

This is going to be long and rambly, but I am only 16 and want to explain my whole life. Not just the worst bits. All names have been changed The earliest memory I have is from when I was

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

For the 6 months leading upto my 30th birthday I reflected back on what I felt I had achieved; very little I felt due to bouts of anxiety and low self-esteem through my adult life. So when I got in

Ella’s Story: My Own Friend

Ella’s Story: My Own Friend

I’m 18. A junior in high school. I have many male friends. You see I often get along better with males as opposed to females. And that’s what I planned on doing when I went over to my friend R’s

Johanna’s Story: Johanna vs State of Florida

Johanna’s Story: Johanna vs State of Florida

I was sexually assaulted by a group of cops May 13, 2000. That was Mother’s day this year and also the year, 2007, my husband was murdered 3 days after his birthday, and the same day I came out of

Lauren’s Story: He Knew Exactly What He Was Doing

Lauren’s Story: He Knew Exactly What He Was Doing

Four years ago: I was new in town and looking for friends. I was in a long-distance relationship with my best friend. I had lost 20 lbs due to extreme anxiety, in less than a month. I worked three restaurant

Anonymous Story : Me Too

Anonymous Story : Me Too

My story starts with my mom was raped when I was conceived. Then after I was born, I was raped continually throughout my childhood. I was raped and tortured in the name of God and bible. I was raped by

Jody’s Story

Jody’s Story

I was on of the worst cases of child abuse,I was sexually abused by my adoptive parents “both” of them I was lock in a dog kennel. I was sold to other men when I was 6. I was one

Katherine’s Story: He was My Friend

Katherine’s Story: He was My Friend

Dear J, It’s been one year since then, and not a day passes that I don’t remember what you did. It took too long for me to fully realize that it wasn’t my fault, and sometimes I still blame myself.

Christopher’s story: Powerless

Christopher’s story: Powerless

This is a story that will forever haunt me every time I look back on it… Telling people was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. My current girlfriend, who knows about it, suggested that I posted about it

Bill’s story: The Day My Childhood Died

Bill’s story: The Day My Childhood Died

It was a sunny April Friday afternoon, 1981when I came home from school, up until this point in my life I wasn’t very knowledgeable about life regarding sex, and or even my body, I just didn’t. Anyway at 13, I

Olivia’s Story: I Was a Virgin

Olivia’s Story: I Was a Virgin

When I was 13 on June 16th 2017 a boy I’ve known since i was 4 was at my neighbors house. Me and my two friends that were girls were hanging out at my house and we started to drink

Anonymous Story: I Drive Myself

Anonymous Story: I Drive Myself

My world was full of life and curiosity during my freshman year of high school. I was social, outgoing, and ready to achieve my biggest dreams. During the first few months of school, I made a whole new group of

Sabrina’s Story: A Silent Fighter

Sabrina’s Story: A Silent Fighter

My story: I will not be a victim, I will be a voice. Although my voice may shake I am not weak. I am not just a survivor, I am a fighter! A girls night out took a turn for

Breaking the Cycle: A Life of Sexual Abuse and The Alcoholic it Created

Breaking the Cycle: A Life of Sexual Abuse and The Alcoholic it Created

My parents divorced when I was probably about 6 years old, and my brother, Bryan, and I were stuck with my mother. I would learn several years later in life that our father did try to get custody multiple times,

Justice’s Story: 9 Years Later

Justice’s Story: 9 Years Later

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Justice. She was energetic and had little fear of the world. She was a happy child, dancing to her own beat and learning what it meant to be free and

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

When I was thirteen, I didn’t have a care in the world. I knew that the world was dangerous, there were evil people, and most people were not to be trusted, but all of this never prepared me for someone

Mikayla’s Story: I Lost Everything, But He Didn’t

Mikayla’s Story: I Lost Everything, But He Didn’t

October 24th, 2015 sits heavy in my soul and forever will. It was the first night I had more than one drink in college. It was the first night I went to a house party. It was the night I

Anonymous Story: 18 Years of Silence

Anonymous Story: 18 Years of Silence

Call me Bebop (protecting my name for my safety). I’m not exactly the best with words and placements. I have ADD and a terrible short term memory issue, so bear with me. I was 13 years old. It was a

Anonymous Story: Fire in His Eyes

Anonymous Story: Fire in His Eyes

He lamented to me the fears of his future. Love, philosophies, his trials and his tribulations. I opened my heart and accepted his pain, his worldly strife. Though he was a complex man with worry in his heart, he had

Anonymous Story: Me Too

Anonymous Story: Me Too

I was about 5 years old when I noticed my brothers behavior changed and sometimes he would even scare me I remember him touching me inappropriately but I couldn’t tell my mom I knew she wouldn’t belive me I remember

Chloe’s story: No One Would Believe Me

Chloe’s story: No One Would Believe Me

I was 4 years old I think. I was at my babysitters house and I was playing hide and seek and we were on teams. I was with a guy, he was about 16, I think. We were hiding and

Anonymous Story: School Sexual Harassment

Anonymous Story: School Sexual Harassment

I can’t believe it, he invited me to his graduation party. He wants me to come to his party who is going to have so may people, so it will be easy to escape. Earlier this school year, he sexually

Kenzie`s Story: The Perfect Little Life Was Just a Lie

Kenzie`s Story: The Perfect Little Life Was Just a Lie

Hi im Kenzie im 13 years old this is emotional for me but its time to share my story with you. When I was 12 years old during the summer I was sexually assaulted I waited till 2 months ago

Abby’s Story: A High School “Boyfriend”

Abby’s Story: A High School “Boyfriend”

#MeToo: The TRUTH, unedited, for the first time. It started as such an innocuous hashtag, something I saw on social media and thought, “Wow, that’s cool.” But here I am, days, months, and now a year after I first dove

Laura’s Story: My Rapist Thought He Was Being Considerate, He Didn’t Have a Condom So He Anally Raped Me

Laura’s Story: My Rapist Thought He Was Being Considerate, He Didn’t Have a Condom So He Anally Raped Me

As gut wrenching as this is for me and for those who care about me, I’m going to share how I was raped and the magnitude of the events that would come to follow. Spiritually I have been looking for