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  1. Survivor Story: Joe

    ... boys often face unique challenges due to social norms about gender roles and masculinity. Joe eventually turned to drugs and got ... he told his family what happened. Joe speaks openly about being affected by the stigma associated with being a survivor of sexual ...

    11/21/2016 - 12:14

  2. Survivor Spotlight: Tamra Wade

    ... of sexual assault, talking with others and telling the story about what happened can be a crucial first step of the healing process. ... happy living as a survivor.” Find more information about how to help a loved one who may be dealing with sexual violence here . ...

    11/29/2016 - 12:55

  3. Recovering from Sexual Violence

    ... are a friend or family member. Help Someone You Care About - There are many ways that you can help a friend or family member who ... to react when you find out that someone you care about has survived an act of sexual violence. Regardless of what you’re ...

    07/12/2018 - 12:45

  4. RAINN President Testifies on the Rape Kit Backlog

    ... according to Justice Department figures, only 51%, or about $638 million, of those funds has been spent to directly test rape kits ... RAINN's Action Center and sign up to stay informed about RAINN’s work to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits, as well as ...

    11/28/2016 - 12:37

  5. Sharon's Story

    ... for staying in the situation. A lot of self-doubt. I worried about the perception others would have of me.” Sharon Billings was ... of him leaving terrified me.” Sharon told a friend about the abuse and requested that she not tell anyone else because she was ...

    08/16/2018 - 15:26

  6. Stephanie's Story

    ... She waited seven years after the abuse ended to talk about it; she first told her husband, whom she was dating at the time, and some ... helpful. In college, she started speaking to groups about sexual assault and mental health issues, and sharing her experience ...

    09/26/2018 - 15:07

  7. Effects of Sexual Violence

    ... harmful to your health or have concerns for someone you care about, consider learning more about the warning signs and places to find support. Dissociation - ...

    11/01/2016 - 14:47

  8. Erin's Story

    ... I know not every survivor can stand up and talk about it, but I want to encourage survivors to tell their story in any way they ...

    05/17/2017 - 16:59

  9. Fundraise for #Speak4RAINN15 at your bookstore and you can win an author visit from Laurie Halse Anderson!

    ... deserve. How You Can Help : Spread the word about Speak ’s 15th anniversary and the important work done by RAINN. ... the downloadable materials below, set up a display table about RAINN and Speak in your store and encourage customers to donate to ...

    02/24/2016 - 18:01

  10. February Survivor Spotlight: Teen Dating Violence Awareness

    ... and I was doing poorly in school,” Rachael said, speaking about the aftermath of an abusive relationship Rachael endured as a teen. ... is the singular “they.” Find more information about dating and domestic violence here , and at . ...

    11/29/2016 - 09:48