How Revealing!

Th‚Äčis a safe space to share your experiences of sexual assault, gender-based violence, sexism and bystander intervention. You can post anonymously, be of any gender identity and need not be someone who has directly experienced it.

How Revealing seeks to help reduce victim-blaming and shaming, and the stigma and silence surrounding gender-based violence and sexual assault. You can also look up support organizations if you need.

El hermano mayor/The older brother

Spanish:   Es duro hablar de esto, la verdad no puedo decirlo. Esto lo sabe mi mamá lo supo mi papá y algunos de mis hermanos. Soy la última hija de 4 hijos que tuvo mi mamá. Mi mamá solía trabajar o ...
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Daniella
Female
Venezuela

Flight or Fight

My friend casually asked me out one day and I said why not since it had been a while and they were persistent. Let me say that I am pretty sure what happened was not something they planned, there was just no consent involved. We got drunk and it was ...
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Female
Bangalore

A bad kid

I was 9 when it happened.I clearly remember one evening with my friends, as usual we were playing hide and seek.I hid in an abandoned house.Suddenly, one of my friend's elder brother came who then was 15-16 years old.He was playing with us too and he ...
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Male
Dhaka

Being from an Indian family, I was only taught one thing - 'your virginity is ev...

I did a bad thing when I was 17. . . I betrayed my friend ... But I paid for it heavily... I have a difficult time making deeper relationships... I have no self esteem left ... I had a crush on my friend's boyfriend...(they had been together a few months, not an ...
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Female
College

In the beginning everything was perfect

When I was 16 I started to date a guy, in the beginning everything was perfect until we had our first sexual relation. After that he became violent and every time I said "I don't want to have sex" he wouldn't care, he would anyways take my ...
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Female
Quito, ...

Assaulters can be of any age, it is still assault.

I was 7 years old. I was always a smaller child, weighing barely 25 kgs, thin as a stick. Every afternoon after 4 pm, I'd play with my neighbour (a cousin) who was 2 years younger than me and his friends ( two 5 year old Boys) There were no girl neighbors for me to ...
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Female
Coimbatore

I had this sudden flash back of what had happened to me long ago

I had this sudden flash back of what had happened to me long ago. It was when we were sleeping and my younger brother tried to get on top of me and the memory was totally unbelievable yet it was strong & fresh after years. I did not remember that ...
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Female
Mumbai,...

He said you do it with other boys so why not me?

We just shifted our house, I woke up with my brother sleeping next to me, he kept touching my breast. Next day I came home to a letter from mother that she had to leave urgently, that she'll be back soon by evening. I changed, brother gave me that ...
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Female
Home

Ashamed

I was 14 when this incident occurred. On the day in 2016, I was having the time of my life, visiting my grandparent's home town with all my cousins and aunts. I thought the day was going to be an amazing day to remember for the rest of my life with ...
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Anonymou...
Female
Sydney

The power ranger who tickled me

I was all of 5 years old, I would trust everyone, I would be dazzled by everything. I lived on a peaceful street along a lane of houses full of other kids like me, we'd play on the streets till what was considered late for kids our age, our parents ...
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Someone ...
Female
Where I...