I Survived a Sexual Assault

Your Silence Will Not Protect You.. Your Courage Will. 172 People

    Wish I Had Been Stronger

    I was 19 when I was raped. I had been seeing this guy for months, and if asked I would have said he was a good-hearted person. Maybe a little immature, as some 21 year old men can be, but he wasn't a cruel person. I knew it was frustrating for him to only get so far with me...
    Esotericgirl Esotericgirl
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Jul 17, 2010

    "Stop being a baby!"Not knowing I would be

    having his baby..."Shh, my roommate is in the next room"When I yelled no several times and tried getting him off me.I was only 16. A minor. A junior in high school. He was 23. Doesnt seem too old but was 7 years older then me. And a legal adult. He took my innocence and made me...
    AshleyNichole1995 AshleyNichole1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    Assaulted For Greed

    i remember that morning, i was in a taxi with high hopes that i was going to get a document i needed finally. but, that changed my whole life. i have never been the type to speak or answer strangers but for the first time i thought i could help someone. especially when he seemed...
    lyt007 lyt007
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    The First Thing Written After

    Been a long time gone- haven't we all And I often, repeating, replaying Find the song slipping in the curve of a mouth Pulling up into a half smile, mocking, tender Saying, saying, this body is just a sheet Just linen that can be cleaned and pinned out On the line, to dry in the...
    kateyrose kateyrose
    31-35
    Jul 14, 2013

    I Think I'm Experiencing Sexual Abuse

    I'm 12. My brother is 17. He's always shown love towards me as an older brother. We had before now a good relationship as brothers.My brother was molested for like 3 years before he defended himself from dad. He has protected me from dad doing the same. My dad was physically...
    justakid1 justakid1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2011

    So my grandfather is a really nice man

    and fun to be around but as soon as he has a few drinks he gets very handsy with me. He'll grab my butt and shove me around places. Last week at a birthday party he pinned me down on the couch and would not get off. He kept whispering to me and practically leg humping me and...
    yturgi yturgi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2014

    I'd been with him for nearly three years.

    I was his Mother, his lover, his only friend, his Councillor, his cook. Everything. He was very ill mentally, and for a while he told me that he was an ex soldier and that he had PTSD. I believed him of course, who would be skeptical? I pitied him, looked after him. It turned...
    PreRaphaeliteEyes PreRaphaeliteEyes
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    Nurses Can Help

    Some nurses are trained to deal with sexual assaults, and the trauma that goes along with it. Great article on what nurses can do to help. http://www.suite101.com/content/the-role-of-nurses-in-sexual-assault-examinations-a294324
    nursegal nursegal
    31-35
    Oct 24, 2010

    I Remember it like it was yesterday.

    I know that sounds so cliche but it's true. It is forever engraved into my mind. I remeber every single touch, bruise, being unable to breath and certain I was going to die that night. Rape isn't the only bad thing someone can do to you. My story is too graphic for this, I don't...
    ariajett ariajett
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    Sometimes I Can't Deal

    A lot of times I can't sleep. That has a lot to my working nights, but when I'm home at 3am and my husband is fast asleep, I'm alone with my thoughts. I try not to let my mind go there, but I can't stop it. I hate sitting in the dark living room, holding a pillow to my face...
    Esotericgirl Esotericgirl
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 14, 2010

    As a child I was intentionally compromised at

    the hands of my step grandfather whom till this day is still married to my grandmother. He tried to rape me as a child. Luckily enough I managed to escape when the telephone rang. I was only 6 years old. I kept the pain in because my parents separated at the age of 7... I didn't...
    MemeMia MemeMia
    26-30
    May 24, 2014

    If Anyone Wants To Talk

    Please tweet @AngelRecovery1. Purely set up to help people heal.
    jaimemai jaimemai
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 11, 2012

    I was sexually assaulted during my first

    semester of college. I was living in a dorm, and my neighbors and "friends" had invited me over to hang out. Of course, alcohol was involved. I remember one of the guys handing me a drink and, thinking they were friends, I took it. Next thing I know I was blacking out. I...
    LeahNicole418 LeahNicole418
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    I've been sexually assaulted by 2 men,

    my ex boyfriend and my cousin, i will never forgive them, but in a way i'm stronger than i used to be I'm not hung upon it and i dont let it control my life, but i use my expierience to help the people around me facing the battle i've already won and i'm pretty proud of that
    johannaaosp johannaaosp
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    Was I sexually assaulted?

    I want to know this. For the past 1.5 years, I've been troubled by this. I have gotten nightmares, went through therapy and meds. I just want to know. I met this guy in Oct 2013 and we had a great conversation. I ended up adding him on FB, and we got to know each other better...
    Morgana94 Morgana94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    So this past week I broke down.

    I was a mess.Remebering every little detail.The man who sexually assaulted me saying "Stop being a baby"....To the cops telling me I was lying.I just started crying hysterically.I was just so depressed for a few hours.I feel embarrassed for what he did.But I got a beautiful...
    AshleyNichole1995 AshleyNichole1995
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    It happened five years ago,

    I had turned fourteen only a couple of days ago. I wasn't that educated on it, because I had never experienced it, until the night he took advantage of me. He hurt me. He made me feel helpless, and worthless. I didn't talk about it, and I moved on with my life. It's been five...
    skindeeep skindeeep
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2014
    suicidegirl97 suicidegirl97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    Nightmare

    The last thing I want to be known as is 'The Girl Who Got Raped'. The big turn around you make in your head is from victim to survivor." "You can't change what happened. And nobody's asking you to forgive. But you can't associate all men with violence." "It's about realizing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 27, 2013

    Nothing Happened But It Changed Me

    I can't remember how old I was but I still remember it like yesterday. I remember what I wore that night, how my room was.. I used to be a deep sleeper, I would sleep for 8-9 hours a night. Someone I once trusted with everything came to my place and walked into my room, he...
    misslyn misslyn
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2013

    Still have flaskbacks.

    It happened at home, when I was living back with my parents. He was a friend of my mom and dads. I was 14 at the time. I had basically been living in "group homes" or "shelters" since I was 13, when I ran away from my sisters to get away from her husband who was molesting me...
    jellybeaniee jellybeaniee
    18-21, F
    Feb 11, 2013

    It's a debate that Paine

    or sensation can happen in a dream. Something I've always wondered seeing I have nightmares often. But the other night I felt like I finally know it can happen. I've been stabbed/ shot/ beaten up and raped in my dreams. But the chilling feeling of someone touching me felt so...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    When I mentioned that I was going to date him,

    my friend pulled out a picture of Hans from Frozen. He lived in the dorms. I didn't want to scream and I didn't know what would happen if I ran. I think, I should have figured it out beforehand. I told him, that I had never done anything before. I told him I was s*xually...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    I was sexually assaulted by a family member on

    February 2014 19 years old I was. It was one of the most scariest things I've ever had to deal with and overcome in my life ... I was so emotionally drained, thinking why me? What did I do wrong to deserve this? I don't want to live this life. I never had any support from my...
    xntx xntx
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    It was at a party, a little over a year ago.

    I was 16 years old. The guy who I had a huge crush on was there and he actually was talking to me. I liked him so much and I thought that because he talked to me he must like me as well. Eventually we were sitting outside and he asked if he could kiss me, I said yes. At first it...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    13 Year Old Molestation Victim

    As a child, I never had much of an interest in other children or sex. As they were exploring their physical differences, I sat off to the side- awkward and uncomfortable. I had little interest in anything they did, but less interest in the television or what my parents did, so I...
    Sarabella1986 Sarabella1986
    26-30, F
    Jan 12, 2013

    I was sexually assaulted on the 26 of August.

    It has not been easy, but I have the two people who have been here for me no matter what, my boyfriend and my person. ❤️❤️
    baybay2015 baybay2015
    18-21, F
    Mar 7

    In my 17 almost 18 years of life I feel like I

    have gone through so much. It started with being molested as a child by a family friend, and then being raped multiple times by another person from 12 - 16. I struggle daily with being alone with men, even my best friends who I know would never hurt me. I feel like I have no one...
    anon0698 anon0698
    18-21, F
    Jan 2

    I Just Dont Understand

    why is it that in this country the laws (which are hardly enforced) about drugs are more strict than laws about rape? A dealer can go to prison for the rest of his life while a rapist is out in like 6? Am I the only one outraged by this? Why do they not take this as seriously as...
    kitten2224 kitten2224
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 6, 2013

    I struggle daily, and the depression consumes

    me. I haven't survived yet, i want to be ok.
    hjolsh hjolsh
    26-30, F
    May 3, 2014

    'Just let it happen. You know you want it.

    ' His friends passed out on the couch across from us as I yelled their names asking where I was, what apartment I was at. His hand covered my mouth. I called my friend to come pick me up, but he lied about where I was. He took my phone from me and hid it beneath the couch, out...
    rockafeller14 rockafeller14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    When I was 7, I was making my way down the

    block to the local gas station. I was walking down the block when I guy ran up to me and started talking. I don't know what he was even saying and the next thing I know, he started kissing me. I was so scared. He must of sensed I was upset or something, cause he took off. I ran...
    gr8love gr8love
    36-40, F
    Mar 12, 2014
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