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Survivor Stories

Jann’s Story

Jann Simmons is Native American, a mother, a grandmother, a speaker, a podcaster, an author, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

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Blanche’s Story

Blanche Cook is a student, a mother, and a survivor of domestic and intimate partner violence.

Sarah's Story

Sarah Ortiz is a mother, an advocate, a public speaker, and a survivor of child sexual abuse.

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Kaitlyn’s Story

Kaitlyn Urenda-Culpepper is a mother, a high school coach, a swimmer, and a survivor of child sexual abuse.

Bobbie’s Story

Bobbie Becerra is an author, storyteller, speaker, and a survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA).

Bobbie grew up in a strange world. Abuse was a regular occurrence. It was like an open secret – something known but not directly dealt with – and often explained as “just the way it is.”

Josh’s Story

“Not everyone has a chance to write a book, but we need a place to tell our story; A place where the microphone is ours.”

Tiana’s Story

“Trust yourself. Know that you can. You are capable. You are stronger than you think.”

Tiana St. Clair is a singer, activist, backpacker, rockclimber, and a survivor of sexual violence.

Drew’s Story

“Living boldly and honestly is how we force places to accept us.”

Drew Perkoski is a student, activist, and a survivor of sexual violence by an intimate partner.

Katherine’s Story

Katherine Gilyard is a journalist, writer, activist, and a survivor of sexual violence. “Being a survivor feeds everything I do.”

Jerome’s Story

Jerome Whitehead is an author, husband, and survivor of multiple childhood sexual assaults. “When you’re groomed, you’re taught to keep secrets. You don’t even realize that you’re being groomed to keep secrets.”

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