Hear and read about sexual violence survivors' experiences in their own words.
These are the voices of real women. For purposes of anonymity, their names have been changed.
Julia was a happy healthy mother to her children before meeting her partner, someone she had known years before, who raped her repeatedly. Hear her talk about how this made her feel, the ways it changed her and the overall impact it's had on her life.
Julia describes her experiences of trying to disclose, for example to her doctor, and the difficulty she had naming what was happening to her. She talks about what it was like accessing specialist services at CRASAC, how they work at a survivor's own pace, and how comforting it is to know they'll always be there.
Hear what Julia would like to say to the public, to her family, to the criminal justice system, and to other rape survivors.
Julia's overall message is that this is only one chapter in the book of her life and that she will never give up the struggle to protect herself and her children, and to find purpose in what has happened to her.