Shattering the Statistics

Because 1 in 6 is 1 too many.

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First of all, I want to welcome you and tell you how glad I am to share this site with you. When I was preparing to release “Shattered”, I knew I wanted to do more. The #metoo movement opened a pandora’s box of emotions many of us have kept hidden for a long time but there was really no way to deal with the emotions that had been unearthed.

This site is the safe place I wish I had when I was experiencing the trauma following my assault. I wanted to create a simple page that could help educate, challenge, and create a conversation around the epidemic of molestation, sexual assault, and harassment in our culture.

Here you can share your story, be an ally, and spread awareness about the movement. Just one voice can change the world. Thank you for being one of those voices.

With love, 

 
 
 
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The Statistics

54% of sexual assault survivors experienced their assault between the ages of 18-34.

94% of women who are raped experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the two weeks following the rape.

30% of women report symptoms of PTSD 9 months after the rape.

33% of women who are raped contemplate suicide.

13% of women who are raped attempt suicide.

Approximately 70% of rape or sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.

Community + Awareness

There are so many ways to foster community and spread awareness, an integral part of changing our culture.

SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER: As a survivor, you can share part of your story, share this website’s resources with other survivors, or share the song of the movement, “Shattered”. As a supporter, you can share this website or the song of the movement to give survivors important tools and outlets to heal. You can even use the official hashtags #Shattered #ImASurvivor or #ImASupporter.

INSTAGRAM: You can download Instagram story and main feed images to share and start a conversation with your friends + followers. Share with #Shattered and #ImASurvivor or #ImASupporter

FACEBOOK: Join the group, share your story with your friends, or share a link to this website or the song of the movement.

CONVERSATION-STARTING APPAREL + ACCESSORIES

Show your support for survivors by sporting tees, hats, and phone cases that bring awareness and spark important conversations.

Taking Back Your Power

SEEKING HELP

The first step for survivors is to seek help if you haven’t already. RAINN operates a sexual assault hotline (1-800-656-4673) as well as an online chat helpline, which you can access here.

Using Your Voice

 
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A safe space for survivors of sexual assault and supporters to come together to heal + foster community.
 

Following sexual assault, it often feels like you have no power…especially if you have reported your assault and the case has not gone to prosecution, or you are not taken seriously, victim blamed, or worse. Viewing yourself as a survivor rather than a victim brings a kind of power that can be the first step in the healing process.

One way to process is by sharing your story. I wanted to open up a forum, a place where we can all release our pain, tell our story, and empower each other. You can join the Facebook group, Shattering the Statistics - Survivors & Supporters, to become a member of a community that uplifts. Share your story below, anonymously if you wish, and begin the healing process.

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How We Can Change the Future

 

Warning Signs

The most important factor for survivors is to not feel like they are alone. Safety can also be a factor in why we don’t report. We can learn the warning signs to help start conversations around assault. They differ among age groups, but a few of the common warning signs regardless of age are when someone becomes withdrawn, excessive anxiety or fearfulness, and overall behavioral changes. To find out more about warning signs, you can click the corresponding link below:

KIDS - TEENS - COLLEGE-AGE ADULTS

EDUCATION ABOUT CONSENT

It’s important for us to learn, and then teach, exactly what consent is. Consent should always be verbal, and it’s important to note that you can change your mind at any time. For more info about consent, click here.