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This page is intended to provide a source of healing for survivors, help those who are currently experiencing abuse recognize what is happening, and give those who have escaped abuse hope for the future. There are no guidelines or formats to your story. It’s yours! We recognize that many times survivors want to be able to share their experiences, but it may not be safe to do so. We will work with you to ensure any identifying information is removed prior to publishing.

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    Recent Stories

    “I wish I would have known”

    I wish I would have known the atrocities that people in positions of trust are capable and willing to commit. I wish I would have known that not everyone has my good intentions toward others or my concern for others’ well-being. I wish I would have known that there are ...
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    “Does anyone hear what I’m saying?”

    When I first moved to a new city, I was struggling to make friends. Work was demanding, long hours, and somewhat toxic. It was my first time living near a big city, and I felt uneasy after some of the stories I heard. One lady I met was robbed outside ...
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    Victim Statement

    Sir, thank you for the opportunity for us to all meet in person today. Also thank you for the opportunity to speak. Because there was enough evidence without my testimony, this is really the first time for me to speak publicly. I wanted to have a moment to say out ...
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    The Facebook IBJJF champ, the coach, the training partner

    I will start with my first one. It’s the more graphic one and the one that haunts me most. I was a 1 year white belt at the time, fully into Açaí, IBJJF, and also wanting to be the next UFC champion. I wanted it all and I was full ...
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    Inappropriate tournament staff comments

    A year or so ago I competed in a tournament. No other women signed up at my belt level so I was paired with a higher belt who was only competing in no-gi. We were the only higher belt women’s match (purple and brown), and we competed together twice in ...
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