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1990

1990 was the year when I was going to turn 21 years old…..I went to Geneva and fell in love with a man. I will call him M in my story. We went out for a few dates and then he did not want to meet me anymore. Nothing happen between us…We just had a few dinners. I was of course very sad over the fact that he did not want to meet me anymore… I was very timid…did not have that much self confidence at that time. One day I met his 20 year older friend…I will call him C in my story. C invited me out for a coffee one late afternoon…..I said yes as I wanted as much info about M as I could get….. After sitting talking for hours and hours he asked me if I wanted to have something to drink…..I asked him for a coca cola and he went… Continue reading »

Boyfriend Hell

When I was 20 years old I was dating someone I met offline. I would go to his place every other weekend. We’ll the one time I went his him, his friend, and i were all hanging out till about 12 midnight. I got up to go to the bedroom to change i had my shirt off when he came in. He acted all nice to me before walking up to me. He then pulled my shorts down to my ankles and started raping me. I wished it would be over soon 20 minutes later he stopped. Walked out and locked the door not even a minute later he walked in saw me pulling my shorts up grabbed me by the back of my hair hair saying that he wasn’t done with me only to throw me down on my stomach. He continued to rape me for another 40-45 minutes. I bled for three months… Continue reading »

Teenage Victim

I am a 26 year old, female to male transgender, who was raped, I was raped twice when I was younger. Once by my ex boyfriend during my sophomore year of high school and once when I was about 14 years old by a stranger. When I was 14, I used to go through the park that was between my house and school and hung out there a lot during the summer time. While I had seen the guy around, I never held a conversation with him before. I was taking basic spanish classes during middle school so I only understood a few things since he only spoke Spanish. Because of my Autism, I grasped at any attention a person was willing to give because I was more of a loner in a sense. We had went for a bike ride and he took me off one of the main trails to a place where… Continue reading »

Tel Aviv

I was living overseas, Tel Aviv actually, and I was raped by a stranger that I trusted. I was 20. He was kind at first, enough to make someone like me who usually trusts no one trust him. He was so good at being charming and masking being a psychopath. For a long time I thought it was my fault, my crime, who goes to a stranger’s apartment? Who goes to the apartment of someone they knew for an hour, who’s last name they didn’t know? I did. Lots of people do. And when I got there I said I was going to leave, then I was blitzed and raped. He didn’t hit me, he used enough force until I froze and was silent. The rape was violent, and there was so much pain. My pelvis still will hurt when I am stressed out to this day, and I got pelvic inflammatory disease afterward. Unfortunately,… Continue reading »

Raped By 6 Men

I was 18 years old when I was walking to the bus stop after class. I hear voices behind me calling me names but I don’t pay attention to them. I don’t know exactly what happened but suddenly I get pushed and I fall to the ground and hit my head. 2 Hours later I wake up in the hospital where I was told I was raped by 6 men. They have kicked me and beaten me up badly. Several ribs are sprained and I have a concussion. That night I go to the policy and report what happened but they never caught the men who did this to me. I walked to the train station in the night and sat there waiting for the first train to take me home. I’ve never felt more alone in my life as in that night. Because my mother was severely ill at that time I didn’t dare… Continue reading »

A School Trip

It was the summer of 2003 and I was on a school trip studying art in Aix-en-Provence. I was 17 on my way to becoming a senior in high school and so happy to be in France for the first time, exploring the beauty with my classmates and professors. I had been in the South of France for almost a month when the rape happened. We had an exhibition of our work in a three story building, my work was on the third floor, isolated from everyone else’s. Moments after the opening I had made new French friends that had happened to walk past the gallery. Never once while meeting these two men did it ever cross my mind that they would harm me in any way, especially not at the gallery where I was showing my work with all my classmates and professors around. After speaking to them they asked to be given a… Continue reading »

Getting Away

The first time I was 21, my roommate had brought him home on a night out. When she rejected him, he came in to my room and asked if he could sleep there. I did say no, more than once, but when he kept on touching me, something in me just closed down and I let him. His touch was painful, but by then it was like a scene I was seeing from the outside. I didn’t think of it as rape. It wasn’t until 6 years later when I talked about it for the first time, that I realized what had happened. It wasn’t till then that I remembered the pain and my head hitting the wall and the bleeding. Until then, I shoved it away. I didn’t cry until then. Most of my tears were tears of shame, why hadn’t I done something to get away, my roommate was sleeping right next door,… Continue reading »

35 Years Ago

I had the pleasure of viewing your film this evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 35 years ago I was raped at the age of 25. My journey has not been easy as you and all the other amazing woman in the film so shared with us. I have never heard other woman talk so openly about rape including you. I cried, I relived, I hurt, I winced, I had flashbacks. I was touched, relieved, lifted, and no longer silent. It was an unexpected renewal. I reported my rape, etc, etc, etc. They never to my knowledge found the rapist. I had treatment. I did it all on my own. Rape was such a silent story 35 years ago. It was worse than the rape. I will watch the film again and again. There is healing to be had anytime in the journey. It felt so good to hear my story and feelings put into words…. Continue reading »

The Night That Changed My World

I was raped at college just after turning 21. Off campus at FSU. It was New Year’s Eve, 1979. He got in & blindfolded me. I was raped repeatedly for hours. There were no roommates or neighbors, no cell phones, nothing but a pair of scissors I was fixated on across the room, 3 drawers down in the dresser. I went into shock, my legs shook uncontrollably, I bled, fingerprints all over my throat where I was choked. He put the pillow over my face to smother me. I played dead to survive. I wouldn’t move for hours not knowing if he was still there. I called the police, they came, said it was my fault because my friend left the door unlocked. The intense, overwhelming, shame permeated every aspect of my being for countless years. My personality changed, unwise choices, my heart was cold. After a devastating divorce, I went for help. The healing… Continue reading »

I WAS RAPED BY SEVERAL

WHEN I WAS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD MY FATHER RAPED ME IN THE NIGHT. HE WAS A BASTARD. THEN WHEN I GROW OLDER DAY BY DAY HE RAPED ME TWICE … THRICE AND SEVERAL TIMES IN THOSE YEARS TILL NOW. I HATE HIM. I AM VERY GOOD LOOKING SO MANY MEN GETS ATTRACTED TOWARDS ME EASILY. IT CAUSED ME A LOT OF PAIN. WHEN I WAS ONLY 5 OR 6 YEARS OLD I WAS RAPED BY A RELATIVE OF MY FATHER. IN MY SCHOOL I GET RAPED BY A CLASSMATE IN 2010. ONE DAY AT NIGHT I WAS RAPED BRUTALLY BY A RICKSHAW PULLER IN THE FIELDS . IT WAS SO BRUTAL AND SCARY. I ALWAYS WANTED TO SPEAK OUT BUT NEVER GOT THE COURAGE TO DO SO. THANKS TO MY GOD ALLAHPAK AND TO MY INSPIRATION MISS WORLD LINOR ABARGIL FOR HELPING ME TO DO IT. NOW I FILL VERY VERY RELAXED AND FREE…. Continue reading »