So no, I don't feel safe.

So when I went to journalism school, I lived at home, and I always envied hostelites for the bonds they'd make which I could never be a part of. I wanted to be a part of something like that but I never had that experience. So I attended one ...
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Jayashre...
Female
Chennai

How the Sexual Abuse monster did not wait for me to become a fully grown woman

Most of my experiences were in India growing up, and ended once I left the country for good. I don't really give a toss about being unpatriotic, sorry. My own skin and dignity comes first. This is my story. After all these years, I don’t know who ...
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Female

Betrayed by the People Who Were Supposed to Protect Me

When I was 19, I had my worst heroin overdose. I woke up in the hospital and was transferred still drugged to a hellhole of a psych ward for “detox”. I put detox in quotations because I was kept on massive doses of Valium the whole 2 weeks I was ...
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Female
Psychia...

I was 7. I was home. I was supposed to be safe.

I was 7 and at my favourite aunt's place. She has two sons. One of them changed 'home' for me from a 'safe place' to an unknown feeling of emptiness.   Yes, I was 7. I was wearing kids clothing. I wasn't out in the dark, I wasn't with ...
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Female
Home

You are not the problem, even if it feels as if you are.

From 2013 until 2017 when I finally quit my job I was sexually harassed by my boss. My boss, the man who had a bible on his desk and who thought anyone who was not Christian was wrong. I worked in the same place for 15 years. I had plenty of bosses who ...
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Female
Work

It has happened multiple times.

It has happened multiple times. Ranging from a stare which lasted too long down my shirt to being raped. I was 9 and the boy was my age. His idea of playing was to tie  up and undress me. It happened twice. I went to his birthday party and everyone ...
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Nandini
Non-bi...
School,...

I often think about this incident which happened 5 years ago

I often think about this incident which happened 5 years ago-- it's the only time I've been sexually harassed at the workplace-- and my response (or lack thereof) at the time still puzzles me. I hope that reading this will give people some perspective on how complex the motivations ...
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Female
Delhi

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

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

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...