sexual abuse

He assaulted me, and my prevailing feeling was shame.

Why Did My Sexual Assault Cause Shame?

He violated me and robbed me of an innocence I would never recover. He did this to me. Why did my sexual assault cause shame? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
If all of these women at the top food chain are coming out with such terrible stories of abuse, you can only imagine what it’s like at the bottom.

The Entertainment Industry Protects Abusers

The entertainment industry allows abuse to flourish and allows abusers to hide behind fancy titles and big credits. Read...
Aja Barber    |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
We need to support the stories of women now more than ever.

Isn’t It Time We Believed The Stories Of Women?

Now, more than ever, we need to believe women — and listen to their allegations. Read...
Amy Mackelden    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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"Unless we take a look at ourselves, raising awareness will only go so far."

While We’re Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault, Let’s Raise Better Human Beings Too

Raising awareness does nothing if we are not willing to become better humans, if we are not parents willing to raise decent human beings. Read...
Amber Leventry    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the Read...
Renee Fabian    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Image via Unsplash (Christopher Campbell)

I’m Not The Only One Who Lost Faith

In my youth, our church was a place of liberal political pride for me. Jesus was a role model for helping others. The man who sexually abused me also Read...
Kimberly Dark    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
I want freedom.

How I Coped And Survived My Life — After Being Abused

Trauma has a way of breaking people down. It's consumed almost every moment of the last 15 years of my life- from the mental health consequences, Read...
Renee Fabian    |   09.6.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMinds
I want to feel and share deeply, intimately. I can’t admit any of this out loud. Image: Thinkstock.

Denial Won't Help Me Recover From Trauma

[M]y therapist pointed out there’s a huge discrepancy in the way I present myself. On the one hand, I am a successful working person who seems fine Read...
Renee Fabian    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
Minds