How Revealing!

Th​is 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 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.

No one will ever know that truth.

When I was 13, nearly 14, I went to a party for the first time. I tried pot for the first time. I got drunk for the first time. I remember that i had had so much to drink i could barely see, so a guy who at the time was around 17 ...
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Female
Party

The wrong kind of love

Where do I start. I feel like my life has been an ongoing string of sexual, verbal, emotional, and mental abuse. So I'll get right down to the nitty gritty. I was born in Maine, my mother married my step dad when I was 5 years old. He was a ...
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Jade
Female
At home

Unicorns Don't Exist

You know what a unicorn is? It’s a bisexual or otherwise non-monosexual woman who is willing to be the objectified, dehumanized plaything of a straight married couple. I am a black pansexual woman and this is how I became – against my will – a unicorn. When I ...
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Female
Yuma, A...

Holi is supposed to be a festival of colours

I cannot even comprehend in words how I feel right now. I was already going through a rough week and to add icing to the cake, 2 ******* decided to throw 4 water balloons on me and drenched me completely. Luck has it that I was wearing a white tshirt and black pants ...
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Female
South D...

Sexism on the road.

Sexism!! It happened to me today. Me and my husband commute to office in our car everyday. It happened in one junction where traffic was uncontrolled and there was a deadlock. My husband, being the gentleman he is, stopped and gave way for people to go first so that the ...
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Female
Bangalore

Abusive Athlete

This now c-list famous "humble" mountain biker, was sober. I was drunk. So drunk I fell down. His intentions were to help me to my room, but instead he slept with me when I couldn't even walk. The next morning I wasn't even sure it had ...
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Female
Pennsyl...

Sexually assaulted at the age of 10

I know many parents have started this but still I would like to start off by saying that educate your children about sexual harrasment otherwise they won't know what to do if they get caught up in such situations. This happened when I was in 5th standard. He is ...
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Ananya
Female
Navi Mu...

The Least Expected

I remember I was about 6, going on 7. I had a friend, who was around 6 years older than me. My mom had invited her around to spend some days in my house, and sleeping with me. Just a skinny, really white girl - Brown hair, and only used to wear a ...
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Victoria
Home

Abused me in the guise of love and care

When I was 10-11 years old, I was taught tutions by the neighbour couple from Chennai who were childless. Soon there were many children in their house with me. They were very close to me, my brother and my sister among all other children. We used to call them uncle ...
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Male
Chennai

Flashers - not the first or last time

I was near the schools, in Bangalore's city centre, passing by in an auto when suddenly I saw a man stare at me and surreptitiously whip out his penis. This was not the first or the last time I was going to see a flasher exhibit his wares.
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Female
Bangalore