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Lindsay’s Story

Today, I’m living a robust life pursuing my passion. When I was a child, it was a different story. When I was a little girl my family moved to our dream home. My father always worked hard and when I was six years old, he was promoted to manager. My dad strived all his life to provide incredible opportunities …

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Ashley’s Strength

Four years ago, I revealed that I was molested for over seven years by my father who was a pastor. He was found dead, in his home, a few days after I disclosed. Due to the mental anguish and distress of losing him, being blamed for it, and still working through the abuse, I took …

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Sarah’s Story

From the ages of 12-16, I was sexually abused by my stepfather. Recently, I was the Hero for Kids Honoree and Keynote Speaker for my local Child Abuse Prevention Center Luncheon in Poughkeepsie, New York. This was the first time I publicly shared my story. I shared my story because there is pain in secrecy. …

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Melissa’s View as a MSU Student

“We, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing.” – Aly Raisman This unwavering stance against abuse, abusers, and enablers has been the overarching theme on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus since Larry Nassar was convicted. Hundreds of survivors and allies, …

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Alexis’s Story

I was always afraid that if anyone found out, my family wouldn’t believe me. I was so scared to say anything because unfortunately, with a heavy crime like sexual abuse, not everyone is quiet about their opinion—especially when they think you are lying. That alone was scary enough for a child like me to keep …

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