We've been quiet too long. There should be no shame felt as a survivor. It was someone else who victimized you, which has caused us pain. It's not your fault and you are worth the effort to stand tall and make noise. You don't have to be quiet.

If someone is abusing you or has sexually abused someone you know, get help. You don't need to be alone, because you are not. Find someone to be honest with.

To find help Please call The National Sexual Assault hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

There are lots of great anti-sexual assault foundations here in America but I feel my mission most closely matches the missions of R.A.I.N.N. and Stop It Now! I was a child who was sexually assaulted for 6 years. The mental and physical abuse was home for the first 12 years. I was also raped. I understand and you are worth finding yourself the help you deserve.

1 in 6 woman and 1 in 33 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime in America. This is a real problem for everyone. College woman are 4 times more likely to become victims.

Parents get informed so you know the warning signs. Don't just trust your child coach; check in when they don't expect you. According to the U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Check out Stop It Now! @http://www.stopitnow.org to inform yourself on the warning signs. Learn how to take action in your community and where you can find the sex offender list. They do great work in helping prevent child sexual abuse.

Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network R.A.I.N.N. is America's largest anti-sexual assault foundation in the USA. R.A.I.N.N. provides services to victims of sexual assault; educates the public; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault and bring rapists to justice. They are rated as one of the best charities to donate to. I feel they do the best job covering all forms of abuse. Check out their site at www.RAINN.org  R.A.I.N.N. Can help you locate a local sexual assault crisis center, to help aid in your healing process.

50% of all CD sales go directly to RAINN and Stop It Now.

© 2012 Stefanie Jane