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November ’08

Hi, my name is Erica. On November 4th, 2008, the day the results of the presidential election were announced, I was sexually assaulted. It was a Tuesday night. Myself and a couple of friends were at a bar across from Union Station, having drinks while waiting to find out the results of the recent election. I was 19. Obviously Obama was the victor of this election. Everyone at the bar (including myself) was in good spirits upon hearing the news. Eventually, my friend (K) and I ended up going back to my ex-boyfriend’s house to celebrate. After we arrived, we had a few drinks with my ex (R) and his friend Phil. At the time, I was a sophomore at Catholic University (in NE, DC), and I knew R from college. R was also a bartender at a local bar and Phil was an occasional DJ at the bar. Phil was much older (mid 40’s)… Continue reading »

Just wanted to be loved

I was with this person for 3 years he said he cared and that he loved me he had me thinking it was going to Be so much more for three years I cared about this person. I took everything from him the hurt,the pain in the abuse that he did to me I knew it wasn’t right but I stayed because I loved him he took advantage of me every way he could I still cared for him .He promised me that things would be better . He will call me over to his house saying he just wanted to see me or he just wanted to spend some time with me but when i got there he will be trying to take my clothes off and I tell him no then he will pull my clothes down and start to rape me I’ll be crying tears in my eyes and he still doing… Continue reading »

Date Rape

I met a boy off of the dating website Tinder. We met up and went on a motorcycle ride as our first date. I felt on top of the world and we hit off real well. We started hanging out anytime we could. One night, he came over drunk. He was mad that I wasn’t ready to be official with him and I invited him over so he wouldn’t do anything too stupid. I told him as soon as he came over we weren’t going to have sex that night because he was drunk. We spent some time just kissing on my bed before we watched a movie and he ended up starting to kiss all over me and he went lower. At first it felt good but then my body froze. He eventually slid my pants down and ended up going down on me before he raped me. My body froze. I was so… Continue reading »

My Story

I went to my friends house. I thought I knew him well. We hung out for a while and he never showed any signs, but I was on his couch and in an instant he was on me. He raped me and denys he did it. It took me two months to tell my parents.

I’m Not Sure

I was 13, and he was my first boyfriend, it was out of the blue really. He just asked me out and I was quite flattered at the time .. I’m pretty much average looking. We pretty much talked, kissed and that was it. The second time he called me again, this time he took me to a secluded spot we were kissing and kinda went heavy before I knew it my clothes were off and he entered me. I was too shocked, to realized what hat happened but I asked him to stop … The third time he met me directly asked me to undress and lie down and wanted to have sex with me said he’d stop if i hurt.. We kissed wanted to have sex and it hurt like crazy, so I asked him please stop. He just ignored me and continued.. told me to relax when he was done just got… Continue reading »

Drugged

Before reading: English is not my first language. Be aware before you Judge me. Thank you. I can’t explain how it felt. The hardest part of my story is, that not only did he take away my trust, he took away a part of my memory, a crucial part, that I will never have back. The fact that I know what happened, but will never know, how, when exactly, and why, frustrates me still. And will Always hurt me so much. I trusted you. This one’s for you. I met you in 2015. I had just turned 15 and went on my first holiday with my best friend. Her parents took me with them, and treated me very great, they looked out for me. My mom Always told me that she trusted me, that she knew I would look out for myself. So why are you worried about me? My 15-year old self wondered. ‘I… Continue reading »

Manhandling to Rape

I am 21. I have grown up believing that love anywhere anytime and driven by this feeling. I met a guy few months back. It was an instantaneous liking, from chats to coffee if only I knew then his intentions. One day he invited me for a drink and after 2 drinks I felt dizzy. I could feel him fondling over me. .Kissing me against my wishes but it didn’t go any further that day. I later thought that it was probably a sway away of emotions and to meet him once more. This time it didn’t take much as soon as I entered his home he locked the room and forced himself on me. He stripped me brutally, twisted my arm and finally took my virginity. I was scared to share this with anyone as I am scared of social stigma but still I get flashbacks of what happend with me. He treated me… Continue reading »

Ignoring only gets so far

I had thought that if I ignored it, it would go away. Here and there throughout the past eight years, this proved true. Like all things, some days were betters than others. Like all things, this would have to come to an end. This past week, that end was now. I had been having an internal struggle for those past eight years. I had let it periodically effect relationships, my physical being, but most of all, my mental struggles. Enough was enough, it is time to take control of something I had no control of and move past it towards a better, happier me. I had been a senior in college, one of the best years in my life. I had great friends, an apartment, a job and a family that was so tight that the week this happened, my mom was giving her kidney to her brother. I began “dating” (I say this loosely… Continue reading »

Confused

I was debating for a long time whether or not to share this story, whether or not I have the right to do it. But I feel like I need to tell someone, anyone because it’s tearing me up. That’s the only thing I’ve had in my mind for the last few days and I can’t figure this out on my own. Last year I met a guy, through the dating site. We hang out a couple times, nothing serious or official. We were going out on and off for about two months or so. One night he asked me to go for a party with him, he said that I could take some friends with me if I felt like it, unfortunately none of my friends had time that night, so I figured since I knew this guy it would be fine if I came alone. We were drinking with his friends, went to… Continue reading »

Heart broken

I was 16 years old at the time and the boyfriend that I was with for a year had just told me he lost feelings. My best friend, her boyfriend and his friends always had “bros nights”. I was invited by my best friends boyfriend so he picked me up at my house around 2 am. I had to sneak out my parents would never let me go out that late. So I got in his car and was wondering where everyone else is. He told me he wanted to talk to me about something. He drove out to the beach and we walked on the dock. When we got to the end he dared me to go skinny dipping and that’s when I knew something was wrong. So I started walking back to the car my excuse was that I was cold. So I got in the car and he started touching me inappropriately…. Continue reading »