Did it Really Happen? On “Forgetting” Abuse.

Cecil Murphy with a personal story about denial and facing hard truths.

Domestic Violence Campaign Seeks Letters

A writing campaign asks domestic violence survivors and their supporters to submit letters

I Cut Myself: Exploring My Relationship with Self-Mutilation

Nathan Daniels realized that he practiced rituals of self harm in order to move his emotional turmoil to a focus outside himself. Here’s why it happened and how he stopped.

What Happened When I Told: A Boy’s Sexual Assault Story

The neighbor boy came into my room and asked if I knew anything about sex.

So You’re Tired of Hearing About “Rape Culture”?

Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.”

“‘Trauma in youth becomes attraction in adulthood.’ You just rocked my world with how true that is.”

Mel talks about how childhood trauma lead to unhealthy sexual experiences and self-hatred later in life. (TW for sexual abuse.)

The Violence of Homelessness: A Young Male Survivor’s Story [Trigger warning]

W.R.R. escaped his father’s child sex ring only to endure the horrors of homelessness: illness, starvation, and yet more sexual violence. How does this survivor find meaning in his life today?

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“We can’t support boys and men who are struggling when we believe that their struggles make them weak.”

These are comments by JJ and Joanna Schroeder on the post “Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note”.

Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note

Trey Malone took his own life two years ago today, in June 2012. His last wish was that his voice finally be heard and listened to.

Thoughts On Trigger Warnings

TW for brief mentions of… basically everything that I trigger-warn for, actually. I have anxiety triggers that are almost never warned for. This is because my triggers are either very uncommon (people are drinking aaaaaaaaaaah) or impossible to implement warnings for (unfortunately, I cannot get the people who hate me to say “TW for pressing […]