I’m An Assault Survivor, But I’m Not…

I’m An Assault Survivor, But I’m Not…

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20 Responses

  1. Heicho Ackerman says:

    the feels. I was once been sexually assaulted. Took a bus and walk home
    from school and suddenly someone grabbed me by the hand and hit me. God ..
    let’s just stop here

  2. rozyy21 says:

    I have a question for people:
    I have never had something like this happen and I could never truly
    understand the effect of anything like it. But there is something I *would*
    like to better understand. And that is how to appropriately and helpfully
    respond to someone sharing something like this.
    I appreciate and understand the strength of someone’s courage to open up
    and tell someone about what happened to them but I’ve never been good at
    knowing what to say in response.
    I want to help or make them feel better but I don’t know how to do that
    and/or what would help.

    Could anyone help with this? Thank you :)

  3. Emily H says:

    My moment, i was 9 years old and i was taken away by strangers that came
    into my house, they took me somewhere i didnt know, raped me and killed my
    family, and they dropped me off at a hospital, im now adopted and i used
    have nightmares and cry myself to sleep, i am an assult survior and i am a
    strong girl

  4. lisa bomb says:

    Please do a “I’m disabled but I’m not” video it would mean the world to do
    many people

  5. I'm Real says:

    & you say USA is a safe country

  6. Iridium Everlasting says:

    Atheist, but I’m not.

  7. Balvinder Bhogal says:

    All the dislikes are from feminists who claim that men can’t get abused

  8. Emily Creek says:

    I was assulted when i was 8 years old. I remembered when I was 16 this
    spring. It’s just horrible to say to everybody you’re fine when you’re not.
    I’m in therapy and it get’s better now.
    Thanks for this video. When he said it wasnt his fault i had to cry. This
    is the hardest thing. to start thinking good about yourself again. It’s
    But it also made me stronger, i’m not a weak litte girl. And one day i will
    be happy again.
    (Sorry for my bad english)

  9. MimiFirstTime says:

    how is it possible that this video has dislike

  10. Desiree Miranda says:

    #iamasurvivor I am currently 14 years old. I was assaulted at the age of 11
    by someone in my church. It lasted for about a year and a half. I dont like
    talking about it because I was so young and I wasent prepared for something
    like that. It has haunted me to this day. I used to always think that it
    was my fault or I deserved it or I was alone. But after watching this video
    I have changed my perspective. If you have a story like mines and want to
    talk about it im willing to talk to you about it.

  11. jennacraine says:

    I was 8, it was by a family member. He thought I was asleep and started
    touching me. I’m now 20, and he still doesn’t know I was awake. I’ve told
    one person. But, still #imasurvivor

  12. LolliMolly09 says:

    I’m a sexual assault survivor, but it took me a long time and a lot of
    counseling to realize it. I have always been a person who blames myself for

    I was assaulted by someone i considered a good friend when we had both been
    drinking and for the longest time I blamed myself for putting myself in
    that situation and for not finding some way to stop it. I felt like I
    should have been stronger, should have been able to stop it before it
    started, or that i had done something to bring it on myself. I even kept
    him on Facebook for several years because I placed the guilt on myself
    instead of on him, thinking I had done something or sent the wrong signals,
    so it must have been my fault.

    But over the past couple of years with counseling it helped me forgiver
    myself and put the blame where it truly belonged, on him. I am an assault
    survivor, but it wasn’t my fault, and I am strong and worthy and can learn
    to trust again.

  13. Lilly Sweetie says:

    what means assault survivor in german?

  14. skye dee says:

    i was a child who grew up around domestic violence my mums partner even one
    time tried to run me over with her car while i was walking on the side
    walk. as well as being bullied at school i was verbally and physically
    abused at home by both my mums now exhusband and her now ex partner

  15. zoesucks says:

    The “it was not my fault” really hit home. #imasurvivor and have been for 2
    years, but not ready to really talk about it yet, and its messed up.

  16. Jose Ramirez says:

    The last line got me, “it was not my fault. It was not my fault.”
    It made me realize so much. It wasn’t my fault that I was afraid to say no.

  17. NadisRad says:

    As a man I would love to wake up with a women in front of me,’

  18. Quinn Shion Elliot says:

    I was assaulted when I was 8 years old, I was on holiday abroad and I was
    sexually assaulted by my older cousin. It was extremely difficult for me to
    get over it and for years I had nightmares. I still remember what it was
    like trying to open the door and get away. I remember after it happened I
    walked down the stairs with him beside me telling me never to tell anybody.
    As soon as he left I told my parents… thats the part that makes me the
    saddest the look in their eyes, it was so sad. They never forgave
    themselves for leaving me alone with him.

    People don’t always understand what it’s like when its a member of your
    family. How you spend weeks crossing out their name on every birthday card
    and how many picture have to be binned. How many memories can’t be spoken
    about because they were there.

  19. Dorja Baričević says:

    this means so much to me. thank you all for making me feel like i can find
    the strenght to stop being a victim, and become a survivor instead.

  20. Luis Cruz says:

    Buy a gun problem solved