Shared Experiences of Sexual Violence

Listening to women with lived experience, we learn about the ways women are impacted by and how they cope with sexual violation – that is, what supports, activities or comforts helped them to survive the most challenging parts of their experience.  We collaborated with Carol, Deborah, Janis, Megan, and Michelle, who in sharing their experiences of sexual violence, illuminate how individual women are impacted differently – including their experiences with systems meant to support victims/survivors.

Carol's Experience

Deborah's Experience

Janis's Experience

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Megan's Experience

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Michelle's Experience