Christian

Christian

Graduate student, Regional Supervisor

"The moment that I opened up about my experience, I realized it gave me freedom to live again. I had to remind myself, I am safe in the world, I am safe in my body. This was all I needed to step into my journey of healing and survival."

2015

Stephanie

Stephanie

Intern at East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation 

"Through my healing process, I came to realize that I had done nothing wrong. I blamed and punished myself for someone else's actions for far too long. But, I learned that it was just one experience of my life; it doesn't have to be my identity."

2015

Katyana

Katyana

Stay-at-home mom, Studying natural medicine

"Wake up each day with determination, and you will end each day victoriously."

2015

Tarhata

Tarhata

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, Public Speaker 

"I'm a survivor of sexual abuse; now I am helping others to survive."

2015

Alyssa

Alyssa

Children's Services Coordinator at InnVision Shelter Network

"When it first happened, I felt like I had lost myself, but then I realized I'm much more than what happened. I'm a strong woman that will only get stronger. I was able to grow and find myself again, especially with help from my closest friends, my confidants." 

2015

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Vineyard Manager

"Although something so terrible happened to me all those years ago, I couldn't be happier with where my life is today."

2015

Madelyn

Madelyn

Singer

"It took a long time for me to learn how to speak out and not feel ashamed. Once I did, I found the girl that had been lost a long time ago. When I found her, all the hideous scars blossomed into an amazing beauty, one that will go on to make a difference."

2015

Taysa

Taysa

Medical School Student

"The damages of my past cannot be undone, but they have encouraged me to help other survivors and find myself through marathons and meditation art. The strength and peace I have within myself today stems from allowing myself to feel, to mourn, and ultimately to forgive."

2015

Monica

Monica

Philanthropist

"I live with the experience of my sexual assault, but I don't let it define me. What I do with my experiences is what I choose to define me."

2015