About Us

Speak Your Silence is a nonprofit on a mission to conquer the stigma of child sexual abuse.

We were founded in late 2012 by Matt Pipkin, who was sexually abused by a family friend at age 6 and kept it secret for twenty years due to fear, shame, and guilt.

Matt’s life was finally changed a few years ago when he was surrounded by love from his family and friends, and realized just how innately valuable he truly is.

By wearing “The Stitch”, we transform the lives of those we love + protect future generations.


Matt Age 6


Matt Nowadays

Our Team

Matt Pipkin


Matt Pipkin is the founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence. He attended Purdue University, and additionally spent two terms abroad, attending American InterContinental University London and Dublin Institute of Technology. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Science in 2007 from Purdue University.

Matt has enormous vision, thrives on challenge, and is a product of the recession, giving him a knack for making big impact using limited resources. He’s never met a stranger, is an engaging speaker and strategic thinker, and he demands excellence in the finest of details.

Matt and his spunky and supportive wife, Ashley, live in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho. They have a cat, Dennis, who thinks he’s better than them.

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Funding Model

100% of public donations + profits from The Stitch fund our counseling program.

Our people and overhead are funded entirely by members of what we lovingly call The Loudspeaker. This exclusive membership-based group of private donors and partners invests in us personally so we can hire the most talented and passionate people, grow the reach and impact of The Stitch, have an office we call home, and always have fresh coffee (inspiration) brewing.

For general inquiries, please contact us at hello@speakyoursilence.org.


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