Survivor Story: Joe

Joe, a survivor of sexual abuse in early adolescence, speaks openly about the stigma associated with male survivors, living with mental health challenges, and the special love and support he found in his relationship with his pets.

Why I Run: Khadijah

The “Why I Run” Series is a three-part series featuring survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones who include physical fitness as part of their healing process. 

RAINN Survivor Series

The RAINN Survivor Series, a new multimedia campaign in which seven survivors share their personal experiences with sexual assault, encourages those impacted by sexual violence to reach out for help through the National Sexual Assault Hotline, available via phone (800.656.HOPE) and secure online chat (online.rainn.org).

Why I Run: Laurel

Laurel, a survivor of sexual assault, is just one of hundreds who will be hitting the road on May 21 to support survivors of sexual assault through Lace Up 4 RAINN, an annual 5k race hosted by RAINN. 

Survivor Story: Jeannette

Jeannette lived through a difficult and tumultuous childhood, including a father who began sexually assaulting her at a young age. As a member of RAINN's Speakers Bureau, she shares her story to create something positive out of what happened to her and to show other survivors that they are not alone. 

Survivor Spotlight: Julianne

Survivor Julianne shares how being sexually abused at a young age by her father and uncle lead to eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder later in life. She also explains the multiple theraupeutic techniques that, along with support from friends and family, have helped her to heal. 

Survivor Spotlight: Elizabeth

Elizabeth shares her experience as a survivor of teen dating violence, which began with her first boyfriend at age 15. 

Survivor Story: Jen Porcelli

Jen shares her experience being stalked by her assailant

Survivor Story: Marisa

Survivor of child sexual abuse shares how she copes with stress during the holidays

Survivor Spotlight: Melissa’s Story

Melissa shares how she ran away from home to escape sexual abuse

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