“You took away my privacy, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” #BreakTheSilence

5 Million People Read This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter. You Should, Too. Post Author: Katie Ashbaugh, Chicago, IL “Your Honor, if it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly,” the young woman’s statement begins. “You don’t know me, but you’ve…

Filing a Police Report

Filing a Police Report Filing a police report will document the incident and take the first step towards filing criminal charges. The process will vary depending on your circumstances and the jurisdiction, however, these two documents from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will help you know what to expect: IACP Supplemental Sexual…

The Healing Years

Excerpt from a Documentary Featuring: Former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur and her courageous story of healing from the child sexual abuse by her father. Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide Memorial Church, her inspiring story of healing and launching much needed support groups for women survivors of sexual abuse. Barbara…