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Survivor Speaking Tips

Telling your story of sexual violence can be incredibly empowering. Breaking the silence, for some, is a major milestone in their healing. For others, it is not a necessary step. The decision to share your story is only yours to make. There is no right or wrong choice.

If you are in the process of deciding whether or not to share your story, it is important to carefully consider the impact—positive or negative—it may have on your healing. It takes courage to share your story, but it also takes courage to refrain. Use the guide below to help decide whether telling your story is the right choice at this time.

Advocates, Victims/Survivors National

Last modified: 7/7/2022