SPEAK OUT. SPEAK LOUD. SPEAK TOGETHER.
Welcome to a safe, carefully moderated world of testimonials from survivors of sexual assault and rape. Join our community by sharing your story or showing your support. This platform is meant to heal and not re-traumatize. Please remember to practice self-care if reading these stories is triggering to you.
The #WeAreBrave Story Platform has made BraveMissWorld.com the #1 Google search result worldwide for survivors seeking to share their stories. Yet it was born by accident. When Miss World Linor Abargil decided to step forward and speak publicly about her rape in 2008, she launched the website LinorSpeaksOut. Her mailbox was quickly flooded with emails from survivors wanting to share their stories with someone who would believe them and offer words of support. Linor met with many of the women and men who wrote to her, and included their stories in her film.
When the documentary Brave Miss World was completed and launched in 2014, LinorSpeaksOut was merged into BraveMissWorld.com, which became the online hub for survivors wanting to share their stories. With generous grants from The Artemis Rising Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, The Francis Family Foundation, and The Roy A. Hunt Foundation among others, the filmmakers and a small team of volunteers have curated this one-of-a-kind collection of over 2,500 testimonials, each carefully moderated to screen out any remarks that are disrespectful of survivors. We are committed to making sure that everyone submitting and reading stories on our site feels safe.
Our goal is to change the conversation around assault and rape. Women’s voices are finally being heard. Until now, we have not demanded that the culture be changed. We are saying no to the deafening silence that has surrounded rape and assault. We encourage members of our community to share their stories, because we believe that healing begins with speaking out and receiving support. Each story on our site receives a supportive comment from a trained advocate, as well as comments from our #WeAreBrave community. Every story is incredibly different and unique, but they all share the tremendous strength and resilience of survivors.
We know our platform works, because of the feedback from those using our site whose lives have changed in significant ways as a result of watching the film and/or sharing their story with others. Every day, new viewers and visitors discover and explore #WeAreBrave and many write to thank us for creating and maintaining this important space. For all those sharing their unique personal experiences and brave accounts of the lasting emotional impact of rape and assault, you are not alone.
Our work needs you. Your continuing support has enabled us to upgrade this site and add the ability to submit audio and visual testimonials. Please DONATE to help us make sure this resource continues to remain available to all those who need it. All donations are 100% tax deductible through our 501c3 fiscal sponsor, Los Angeles Filmforum.
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