If you are a survivor of sexual assault, or an accused, you are not alone. The videos on this site contain survivor stories, information about resources available to survivors, and information on the civil and criminal processes available to survivors. These videos also include information about the civil and criminal processes that a person can expect when accused of sexual assault. We invite you to watch these videos so you can also know what to expect and what resources are available to you, whether you are a survivor or accused of sexual assault.
Informative Video Series
Meet Karen – Survivor of Sexual Assault
Karen is a survivor of sexual assault, two times. Watch Karen talk about finding her justice and turning from victim to survivor, and now to advocate for other survivors of sexual assault. Karen’s experiences provide advice on healing, finding justice, and taking care of yourself in the aftermath of trauma.
“If you have been victimized and been assaulted, it is not your fault. The most important thing to remember is that something was done to you, not because of anything you did or said or wore or drank. The best thing that you can do is to take care of yourself.” – Karen Smith
Meet Sophia: Survivor of Sexual Assault
Sophia was just nine-years old when her father began sexually abusing her. He was her first perpetrator. Sophia endured a habitual cycle of sexual abuse that led to domestic abuse. Sophia rose above these terrible events that marred her upbringing to become a community advocate for sexual assault, domestic abuse and child abuse survivors.
Meet Ramona – Survivor of Sexual Assault
In 2006, Ramona was kidnapped by a stranger, sexually assaulted, tortured, and brutally assaulted. Hear the courageous story of how she escaped, the aftermath of the trauma she endured, confronting her attacker in court, and her path to healing.
“It became about me. I was not going to be silenced by this person. I wasn’t going to be bullied by this person…I was going to let everybody know the truth.” – Ramona
Meet Paige – Survivor of Sexual Assault
Paige was sexually assaulted while on Spring Break her freshman year of college. Watch Paige bravely talk about her trauma, the issues and barriers she faced while seeking help through her university’s Title IX department, her continued journey to healing, and her advice to other survivors.
“I prefer the term survivor because there was a distinct point in which my assault stopped controlling me and I started controlling it and I had a lot more of the narrative that I got to write instead of the narrative being written about me.” – Paige Hardy