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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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#1 dereliktdauter

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 01:00 AM

Hey everyone

I'm new here and incredibly grateful to have found this site. Reading all the posts have warmed my spirit. Yay smile.gif

I'm 22 years old, and finally broke the silence about one abuser last summer, and about my father about a month ago. While this has been a difficult journey, especially the last month, i'm incredibly grateful for the wealth of support that is out there (although not so much within my own family). Thanks everyone for stickin around!!

#2 Clarissa

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 04:40 AM

(((deriliktdauter))) WElcome to After Silence. I am so sorry you have gone through so much pain. You are so strong! I am glad you came out, and can begin to heal. We are here for you. I hope you find healing and support here as i have. All the best.
love clarissa

#3 aquapit

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 10:09 AM

dereliktdauter, welcome to After Silence! I am so happy that you found this place, it is such a safe, supportive place to be. I am sorry to hear what you have gone through. Know that you are not alone. It is good that you have broken the silence and started your journey of self-healing. We are here for you. Take care of yourself.
Tracy

#4 Guest_Patti_*

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 03:35 PM

I am a 33 year old divorced mother of 5. I was molested by my father from the age of 7 to 15 when I was placed in foster care. After 3 trials, he was aquitted. After a long journey through fear and pain, I have decided to speak out. I am following my heart and pursuing my lifelong dream of writing a book. I am writing my own story along with stories of other survivors.This is our way to speak out against child abuse and hopefully save the lives of innocent children. Don't we owe it to them? Please email me with your stories. Let's take a stand together!!!

#5 phoenyx

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:00 AM

(((dereliktdauter))) Welcome to After Silence. I am glad you found your way here. I look forward in getting to know you. Know that you are not alone in your journey. We are here for you. I hope you find this place as warm and supportive as I do. Be gentle with yourself as you heal smile.gif

#6 dereliktdauter

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:46 PM

(((((everyone back)))))

thanks everyone smile.gif

-erin

#7 Wendy

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 10:18 AM

Welcome to after silence. It is never easy to break the silence, takes so much courage. I hope you will feel comfortable here to say whatever you want to when you need to.

Wendy

#8 Rebel Grrl

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 01:05 AM

((((((((((Erin))))))))))))))
Welcome to the boards! smile.gif