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 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.

They kept saying that I should try to be with a man and then only can I understa...

It happened 4 years ago when i was still in college and dating a beautiful woman. At that time i thought a lot and came out to my close friends in college which was truly the biggest mistake of my life. One of my friends told whole class about my sexuality ...
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sheetal ...
Female
college

I'm gay and I have known this from a long time

I'm gay and I have known this from a long time, and my parents got to know about my sexuality through my message with my boyfriend.They tried to kill me with our neighbour. They gave me poison in my juice. But the God was with me. I vomited ...
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Male
Home

I was not the same after.

It was 7 years ago. I was 12. I was with my parents on a train to shimla. I had boarded from Delhi. I was wearing a skirt, pant and a top. Like any other kid. I fought with my siblings to sleep on the side lower birth. Since there was window. ...
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SARA M
Female
manojsa...

It was 8 at night and I still remember thinking to myself that I was an idiot fo...

I was waiting for an auto outside the metro station in Malviya Nagar in Delhi. It was Dec 4th, 2013 – the day of the assembly elections. It was 8 at night and I still remember thinking to myself that I was an idiot for getting home so late on such a ...
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Female
Delhi

I turned and I felt a hand grope my bottom

I was sitting on my boyfriend's shoulders enjoying the music at the Sunburm Festival in Goa. The year was 2013 or 2014. I suddenly felt a hand grope my bottom. I screamed out loud and my boyfriend, my friends and I looked for the person who had done it...of course, ...
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Female
Goa

i have to start off by saying that i've been fairly lucky in life, whatever that...

i have to start off by saying that i've been fairly lucky in life, whatever that means, because what is luck if not getting by with just a few gropes, a couple of undesirably flaunted penises and zero instances of bodily assault of the phallic or acidic kind although ...
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asha j
Female
hyderab...

I was an intern at that time, very much aware of how the court in our state oper...

I was an intern at that time, very much aware of how the court in our state operates attire wise, for the stories of court attire are legendary tea time stories amongst some of us. For the uninitiated, you are expected to dress in salwar kameez dupatta or a salwar ...
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Female

He said “young girls like you sway judges because you are women, meant to dist...

I was on my way to appear for a case in the lower civil court. From my experience, the court has a sizeable number of lawyers who unleash their anger articulated in a foul-mouthed manner, especially at women lawyers and women litigants alike. When I reached the civil court, my ...
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Female

Like every other day I was walking back home from tuition

Like every other day I was walking back home from tuition which was just two houses away from home. I was with a friend, both of us talking and walking casually. We were both wearing pants ( jeans if I correctly remember ) and tee-shirts. Suddenly I heard a strange noise coming ...
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Female
Kolkata...

I must have been 12 or 13. I was at a school picnic, and we were all lining up t...

I must have been 12 or 13. I was at a school picnic, and we were all lining up to go horse-riding. I was surrounded by my classmates and teachers. When it was my turn to go, the man who gave the kids a leg up held me by the chest and ...
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Anisha
Female
Bangalore