Child Sexual Abuse: Anonymous Submission

Child Sexual Abuse: Anonymous Submission via @SpeakOurStories

**Trigger Warning** Topic: Child Sexual Abuse My Story Playing on the radio, Summer Breeze by The Isley Brothers And I cried and cried. Suddenly, I was pulled back to being 15 years old – with the world all in front of me after an extremely rocky childhood. Pulled back through the time tunnel – to a time before I was sexually …

Consent: Yes or Maybe

As I sat in one of Uganda’s most prestigious universities with my multi-cultural co-workers trying to raise awareness about women’s reproductive health, I had the most cringe-worthy moment of my life. As we answered questions about how condoms and religion don’t agree with each other, a guy in his mid-20s told us we should talk to the women exclusively. When …

Child Sexual Abuse: Elona Washington

**Trigger Warning** Topic: Child Sexual Abuse My Story I was five years old when I was first sexually abused. My cousin would pick me up out of bed, carry me to the back room of the basement and rape me. We were living with our grandmother at the time but when I moved with my mom to Princeton, NJ, I believed …

Child Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping: Anonymous Submission

*Trigger Warning* Topic: Child Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping  My Story I was born on January 8, 1980, in Readfield, Maine to J. and M. I was their first child and my sister was born in 1982. My parents never really got along very well and though they tried for my sister and me, they eventually separated in 1983, and their short …

This is My Rape Story: Daddy’s Little Girl

This is My Rape Story: Daddy's Little Girl via Sayfty.com, @sayfty, rape

Topic: Rape/Child Sexual Abuse My Story My story has many appendages. It seems as if the initial offense rolled out a carpet full of cause and effect. As a child, I merely took the many hits, comforted myself, and gingerly stepped forth. Stepped forth into a world of villains. I began to learn the clues. A change in voice or demeanor. A deviant …

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape, Sayfty.com, @saytycom, Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence

Topic: Domestic Abuse/CSA/Rape ***Trigger Warning for Extremely Graphic Content*** My Story The Sexual Abuse Started Early  I was 11 when my parents divorced. It was messy. Dad was devastated and started drinking. Mum had been having an affair and had moved in with her new boyfriend. I don’t remember feeling vulnerable but I was clearly a sitting duck, in hindsight. The …

The Reason I Share My Rape Story – You are Not Alone

  Topic: Rape *Trigger Warning* My Story Becoming a butterfly The egg of the butterfly is hidden away, under a leaf, until the caterpillar growing inside is ready to come out. You never know how life is going to turn out. My young life was full of potential, although I didn’t know it at the time. Things happen that change your …