Aftersilence.org en espanol
"One year ago, I locked my door and went to sleep; like we all do on any given night. Unfortunately, this night was like no other before and was one I will never be able to forget. I woke up that night to a co-worker who had undressed himself, crawled into my bed and raped me. "
Kathleen, rape survivor
Rape is a crime, talking about it isn't.
We've broken the silence on sexual violence.
to After Silence,
an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. You are not alone, you are not broken, and you can heal.
After Silence is designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery
of sexual violence. Our mission is to support, empower,
validate, and educate survivors, as well
as their families and supporters. The core of our organization is a support group, message board, and chat room
where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe
sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest, and molestation may cause different feelings to emerge. During
the healing process many survivors of sexual violence undergo a dramatic reality
shift, and see life and themselves drastically different
than before. Feelings of anger, fear, shock, denial, and confusion
are normal. Often pain doesn't simply go away, it has to
find a safe outlet. We believe that breaking the silence is the
first step toward recovery and it is our mission to provide a safe,
loving, and thought-provoking online support group for each rape and sexual abuse survivor to speak
out, ask for help, and give help in return.
To realize (sometimes for the first time!) that you are not alone can make all the difference. Learn more about our support forums for healing and recovery.
If you have been a victim of rape, date rape, sexual abuse, incest, sexual assault, marital rape, childhood sexual abuse, or molestation please know that you did nothing wrong and you are not to blame. In
our online support group and forums you can share your story, feelings, fears,
doubts, and receive support from fellow survivors who are experiencing similar emotions. Here you
may speak freely without identifying yourself.
At times the path to healing may seem an arduous and somewhat frightening one, but you don't have to go through it alone. By joining After Silence
you become part of a community that understands your struggles.
We are here
to support, listen, and heal together.