Share Your Story

Thank you for allowing us to share your story. We very much appreciate you standing out as a WOMAN and helping us take the right steps into ending Violence Against Women.

Group ONE is here to listen and share you story with the masses in order to direct victims to the correct programs.

Please fill out the information below and if you choose not to answer a question, simply leave it blank!

  • Location:
  • Age:
  • Your story: (feel free to express your story in anyway that you would like. You can draw a picture, post a picture, write your story, or we can film an interview.)

Please feel free to use these questions as a helpful format:

  •   When did the violence start?
  •   Was this continuous violence or one-time?
  •   Did you reach out to authorities?
  •   Did the violence end?
  •   Are you currently or did you previously seek out professional psychiatric help?
  •   Did you know where to seek help?
  •   Were their warning signs?
  •   Did you personally know the attacker?
  •   Were family and friends accessible? Do they know?

3 thoughts on “Share Your Story

  1. ANONYMOUS, 38, USA

    I’ve always wanted to share my story with the world. Maybe now is the time…

    I was married for 6 years before I realized it was time to get out. I was scared. Being a single mom with a two year old is not the ideal situation for anyone. It wasn’t an excuse- it was my fear. Fear of my family rejecting me, fear of no money, fear of living.

    Turns out, “fear” is just a word. The second I told my parents what was happening to my marriage- they promised to help in any way that they could. And they did. We worked together to get out of this marriage.

    I finally moved out of my parents house and am finally living on my own with a job that I am proud of. Yes- I have scars… both physically and mentally. Did i wait to long? Yes…. But did I leave? Yes. That is the story I can share with my son.

    Details are unnecessary to share as I am sure we have all heard horror stories. I am not one of them. I was one of them. I am the story that left. I am the story that started over. I am a proud women to say that I got a second chance.

    Don’t “fear”- because it’s just a word.

  2. ANONYMOUS, 45, NYC

    My best advice and the best first step.

    Tell someone.

    Once I was able to admit it to ONE person- than I was able to take the appropriate steps to GET OUT.

    It’s really that simple… tell ONE person.

  3. ANONYMOUS, 25, USA

    Name: ANONYMOUS
    Location: UNITED STATES
    Age: 25

    I was raped at 14.

    I want to share my story to all- so I am going to try in the best way i know how. Just answer the questions I can. Hope this helps those who were too scared to tell someone. My biggest regret was keeping it a secret.

    When did the violence start? It was a one time experience- that I will never forget. An experience I look back on with fear and what-if’s.

    Did you reach out to authorities? I waited too late. I was only 14 and was too scared to make the situation known.

    Are you currently or did you previously seek out professional psychiatric help? I am currently seeking out therapy- and find it to be very helpful. Luckily, I have the money for it… I always wonder about those who don’t… I wouldn’t be brave enough to go to a free clinic. I envy those who can.

    Did you know where to seek help? It took me too long to speak out about it- and when I did… I received a lot of support.

    Did you personally know the attacker? No. I didn’t. And I have never seen him again. Thank God!

    Were family and friends accessible? Do they know? As said before, it took me a while to talk about it. I never wanted to tell my family. I never did. Only very close friends. The reason I didn’t tell my family was because I knew it would break their hearts. I didn’t want to do that to them. The only reason I told friends was because when my behavior was off- I felt they should know why.

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