How Revealing!

This is a safe space to share your experiences of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexism from across India. You can post anonymously, be of any gender identity and need not be someone who has directly experienced it.

How revealing is meant to help as a space to legitimize the complex emotions and reactions that accompany these experiences – whether you are at the receiving end or you are someone who sees it happening around you.

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We were 4 friends, a married couple and two girls, travelling to Ernakulam, after a vacation at Varkala, Kerala. We had caught a morning train from Varkala that was supposed to reach Ernakulam at 2pm. Since it was a few hours' journey, we were on the sleeper class. After about half ...
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Female
On the ...

She screamed at the top of her voice and everybody around her KNEW what was goin...

So, this horrific incident didn't happen to me, but I was equally shook. It was 7 am in the morning and our bus driver had to pick up a junior from the next stop (which was in front of a mall btw, a very popular one infact). She was the ...
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Female
Bangalore

No means yes

At 13 years of age, I quickly learned that 'no' can also mean 'yes'. It all started with a game of truth and dare. I confessed to a few girlfriends that I liked this older boy in school. And guess what, It turned out that this boy liked me back. He ...
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Female
Bangalore

Susu Waali Jagah

Susu Wali Jagah When I was 8, someone drew me a picture with a pencil on a piece of plywood. It looked like an inverted pyramid to me at that time. But the person who drew it told me “it is what you have and you should show it to ...
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GAZAL MA...
Female
HOME

Commuting in a bus and his hands had found many butts

It was a tiresome day at college, after a series of attempted experiments in the chemistry lab, standing for three hours. It was time to return home. I waited at the bus stop to commute back home in the bus and rest. It was 5 pm. I had to board a ...
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Female
bangalore

Ever since I'm wary of sitting on the open end of the rickshaw

I was in the rickshaw on my way home from work via a route I use daily. It's a short-cut lane in Khar which by no means is deserted. It was around 7pm so it was darkish. The auto was stuck in a single line of traffic while pedestrians ...
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Female
Khar Da...

My brother and his friend

When I was young, my older brother had awful anger issues. He didn't know how to express his feelings. My best friend's older brother (C) was my brother's friend. We were all in their RV one time, at night. Our parents were inside. I was on the ...
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Female
Home/RV

Sexually assaulted at the workplace

When I joined this new small firm, he seemed like a soft spoken person. Strangely he was quite curious about my personal life. He asked me about my age, whether I had any close friends, to which I replied that I was pretty introverted. He usually had this wry smile ...
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Female
Mumbai

He told me it would make me cool. I was too young to know any better.

I was about 8-10 years old. Not old enough to know any better. And my cousins were visiting from out of state. I looked up to them so much. One of them in at the time was older than me. He was old enough to know better. I wasn't. ...
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Female
Home

Was it wrong?

This guy I was dating asked me to come to his house, I'd only known him for a short while and thought it to be a bad idea but silly me I went anyways. So I get there and I guess his family is asleep so we go to ...
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SA
Female
boyfrie...