The Manipulator – Anonymous

Trigger warning **** abusive partner, self harm, substance use **** I honestly don’t even know where this story even begins. Thinking back to specific events brings up so much trauma and negativity. I try to avoid picking at these wounds, but I  am about to rip off the biggest band aid and let everything finally…

Kaitlin’s Story

We had started talking on Tinder. He seemed interesting and different. He talked a lot about spirituality, meditation and mental health. At the beginning it seemed great. He lived in Vancouver but drove to Abbotsford 4 times a week to pick me up, even when I offered to drive. We’d drive around all night and…

No means no – Anonymous

I had just turned 14.  I was a quiet teen, you’d never catch me with enough courage to go talk to a boy on my own, so when my friend told me a guy in my class asked her for my phone number I was shocked,I thought for sure it was a joke. I had…

Warrior – Anonymous

** Heavy trigger warning for adolescent abuse by a family member, self harm, substance use, miscarriage It all started before I was even born. My parents never really got along and definitely were not in love, I doubt they ever were. I was the only girl in a family full of men. I have no…

IT WASN’T MY FAULT – Jade, Kamloops

*** STRONG TRIGGER WARNING – CHILDHOOD SEXUAL VIOLENCE, DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE*** I remember writing the song ‘It Wasn’t My Fault’ in the thick of trying to work through the various times I was assaulted. What it did was shed light on how often I was in a disassociated state, but also how much I needed…

Nine Months Underwater – Riley’s Story. (Version 1)

Now that my case is closed officially (for the third and final time..) I’m finally able to share my story with you all. I’m not going to write much about this yet other than what is on the description on YouTube. I will write a follow up later on, once the second version with the…

Silence Means NO – Anonymous

A story of small childhood trauma that felt really very big.. and it’s affects on teenage years. When I was a young girl, like kindergarten or something, a young boy showed himself to me.  He asked me to show myself back. I said no. He kept wanting me to look. I had been taught that…

Kim’s Story (2)

New Years Eve. We were bringing in 2016. I had just gotten out of a toxic 2 year relationship. The break up was messy, I was messy, but  that’s another story for another day. I hadn’t really done anything for New Years before this year, mostly because I wasn’t “allowed” to, but also because the…

S’s Reporting Experience

A Tuesday in September, 2020. I was on my way to work. I’d decided the weekend before that I wanted to report my sexual assault. I kept putting it off and for some reason at 7:40 am on my way to work was when I decided it was time I called Vancouver Police to report…

Heidi’s Story

Hi, my name is Heidi. I was a victim of human trafficking at age 14. I came from a wealthy Christian household, being the oldest of 7 kids. I had a great childhood, until around age 13 when I started to be molested by one of my dads employees. The family business was on the…