Does What Happened to Me Even Matter?

By Anonymous For every story of abuse or assault there is an abuser, but you never hear their side of the story, do you? I was sexually abused throughout my childhood and raped in high school and when both of my abusers were faced with having the title “abuser” or “rapist,” they denied that there…

Crossing the Line – Anonymous

During a camping trip this last summer, a series of epiphanies swarmed me like wasps over the course of one small evening. I had only just admitted my bisexuality to myself a few months prior, and had very recently become single. I had not even thought of flirting up until this very moment; it just…

Why

Months later it is just hitting, why does the brain work this way? There are so many “why” questions these days. The self-blame is the hardest to get through; why couldn’t I just have said “no”? Why didn’t I have the strength to push him off? I had just come out of having a seizure,…

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…