Surviving Rape

My Story

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood rape and abuse. My name is Kylie. And I am a survivor. Some backstory my dad was never in...

Life

My name is Maegan & I am a recovered drug addict I have been clean for 1 year & 4 months. Last year around Christmas I lost my best friend, my only heart, my mother and that changed...

Transparency will ignite unity

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood rape. My name is Zoe van Zyl. Life has been a struggle, and in the last year I have...

In the world that no families

Hi. Ako si Julie hindi ko totoong pangalan. Maaga akong naulila. Baby ako nung namatay ang Nanay ko at ang Tatay ko naman hindi ko kilala. Dahil wala na akong pamilya, pina-ampon ako sa...

I’m strong enough to get through it

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, and other forms of violence and abuse. My story begins somewhere in the early...

Stranger Rape

I was raped 7 months ago. The man who raped me was never caught. I am 17 years old. I am not even close to being okay. My “friend” Lindsey decided to invite 2 dudes over to her...

My childhood from hell

Trigger warning: Please be cautious when reading this. This may offend and upset readers who have suffered something of a similar nature such as sexual and physical abuse. My name is...

The Power of Your Voice

The narrative of a woman’s value being in her vagina, ability to do homely chores and care to the family is one that has lingered for a long time. As a girl-child, I believed this and...

My Ongoing Struggle and Pain

I can still, when I allow myself to think about it, remember the disgusting smell of beer and alcohol on his breath as he proceeded to pin me against the door so I couldn’t leave. The...