Our heart, our tribe, and the occasional bit of news.

We want to set you up for success so we’ve written out resources for counseling and inspiring messages from survivors and thought leaders.

Apr 09, 2020 | Tools for Winning

So Now What?

Dear Speak Your Silence Reader, This adventure called life, has the uncanny ability to assist one in experiencing a myriad of emotions. Every thing from joy, awe, gratitude; to anger,

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Apr 06, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Stereotypes & Discoveries

By: Jaime When I was in college I was sexually assaulted at a party. I always thought it was stereotypical – girl goes to a party, girl gets drunk, girl

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Apr 01, 2020 | Outreach & impact | Tools for Winning

My Thoughts, Unquarantined.

Life is sort of funny, isn’t it. One moment we are running around checking things off of our “to-do” lists, telling people how busy we are and the next moment

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Mar 27, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

I Never Imagined

  By: Sherri This blog post was written by Sherri, a woman who suffered years of abuse, but was finally able to heal and receive counseling through a Speak Your

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Mar 19, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

An Educator’s Journey

My story begins with a childhood that was filled with sexual abuse by multiple men. I can’t remember when it started, but I remember the feeling of fear associated with

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Mar 18, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

I Am a Survivor, Hear Me Roar!

By: Brenda Wann I had just been asked to speak to a group of male and female prisoners in a Chemical Dependency Treatment Facility, but I had never spoken in

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Mar 07, 2020 | Tools for Winning

How Culture and Our Environments Are Changing How We See Ourselves

By: Joel King When it comes to shaping our brains, culture and our environment play big roles. In fact, it’s the ‘thinking’ in response to our environmental experiences and interaction

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Feb 25, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

This Is My Story

This blog post was written by Audra, a woman in our community. Audra’s story is so powerful and full of forgiveness and redemption. We ask that you please read this

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Feb 11, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

My Journey to Therapy

I grew up with people telling me I was “too smart” or “too tough” for something bad to happen to. I instilled this need to be perfect for everyone around

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Feb 10, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Abuse & Forgiveness: 50 Years Later

I’m a 76-year-old man and I experienced sexual, physical and other forms of abuse. Because of my deeply rooted insecurity, fear and shame, I refused to deal with the impacts

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