Surviving Rape

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I Survived, You Can Too

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, and other forms of violence and abuse. My name is Leigh* and I want to tell you my...

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Believing in myself

My father raped me before I started school. I did not remember until very recently, in my early adulthood. I have always remembered only his brother molesting me when I was in middle...

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How I overcame

I want to share my story because i think it’s time others learn from my experience.Growing up as a young girl,i was raped at age 9 by our then house boy.trying to live with the shame...

“Our Journey”

My name is Donna and i would like to share “Our Journey”. It’s the short version about my life and how three kids saved me. It was produced for the foster care system. It...

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Happily ever after

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, and rape. “One day you will be the end of me” he whispered...

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Andrea’s journey to self love

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, violence and rape. I can’t remember a time when violence and trauma...

My Freedom Butterfly

My Freedom Butterfly “You see, butterflies are things of beauty and fly without being trapped.” – Bernie “He wanted me to get a tattoo. I got one and he got angry because it...

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“I’ve only just begun to realise how...

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood abuse and violence, self-harm, and rape. (I’m not the best at writing so apologies for...

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Just talk to someone

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes descriptions of sexual assault and rape. I was 17, had a couple of close friends, was shy, and my self-esteem was...