Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
|Welcome to After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence.
After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private, which means that ONLY REGISTERED members have access to them. Please register for a free account to gain full access to the After Silence Online Support Group.
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Posted 15 July 2004 - 02:44 PM
Hello. I just joined recently. I have been looking around for some time trying to find a site that seemed helpful because I think I could really use the support, and this is the only one I've found that feels like it might be comfortable and safe. I figured I'd introduce myself because I didn't want to just sit on the sidelines and read, I wanted include myself in the community, but I'm still really anxious about coming forward. I'm a survivor from very early childhood and though I've made great strides in healing, I still struggle a lot and deal with many repercusions, and am extremely guarded about sharng it and who with. But Im hoping this will be a place I can work on some of those struggles.
Sorry I'm really bad at introductions, especially in this situation. Thanks for reading.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 02:50 PM
Welcome to AS
you are very brave for taking this first step!
this place is wonderful, it's full of amazing people who will try to help you on your journey!
it's good that you want to involve yourself, feel free to post when you are ready- there's no rush just post in your own time!
i hope you find what you are searching for
Edited by betty, 15 July 2004 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 03:46 PM
Sorry the past brings you here - but really glad you found us.
It really is a wonderful place to hang out as you journey through the myst.
I look forward to getting to know you,
Posted 15 July 2004 - 03:48 PM
Posted 15 July 2004 - 04:09 PM
I haven't been here long myself, but this is really a wonderful place filled with loving, supportive people. So glad you found it.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 04:14 PM
Love your nick! Welcome to AS. I know how hard it is to introduce yourself to a new community, especially one for the problems we face, so you're showing an incredible amount of bravery in doing so. I truly hope you find the comfort and support you're looking for here. It goes without saying that I'm sorry for your need to be here but am glad you found a site that appears to be as welcoming as you need. This is one of the best I've seen and the people here are very caring and supportive.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 03:31 PM
i'm sorry about your pain, i hope i can be of some help.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 04:58 PM
I am new here as well, but I have found this is a wonderful place with sincere people. Take good care and go at a speed that feels safe and comfortable for you.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 03:20 AM
Posted 23 July 2004 - 03:55 AM
I'm happy that you've found us here at AS
We're a wonderful community and you'll soon find that out for yourself