Voices of Survivors

Voices of Survivors

Voices of Survivors

Women, men and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted are survivors. The term is used to emphasize the strength, resolve and determination that it takes to survive a sexual assault and follow a process of healing, which is often difficult.

This section includes letters and poems from former clients and survivors who have chosen to share their experience. Some letters have been edited for length.

Survivor’s Mantra

I am not broken, I am not broken, I am not broken
Dented, but
alive
free to make choices,
for myself
before others
I am okay, I am okay, I am okay
When in doubt,
friends still believe in me, no
I am not broken, and
if I wobble in my resolve,
Friends stretch out a net of love
I am not broken, I am not broken, I am not broken