"Dancing In The Darkness", an informative and thought-provoking
resource for rape, sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse survivors. As author of this website, I myself am a survivor of rape and I dedicate Dancing in the Darkness to the thousands of other rape and sexual abuse survivors around the world. It doesn't matter if you are a survivor of date rape, stranger rape, marital rape, incest, sexual abuse, or molestation. You are all welcome here.
Join the After Silence support forums and chat room to heal from rape and sexual abuse. You are not alone!
Please remember that rape is NEVER your fault. Being forced to have sex, even if you know the person, is rape and it is a crime punishable by law. Rape and sexual abuse survivors don't have to suffer alone or hide their feelings. Your cries and voices need to be heard -- by breaking the silence you can bring an end to abuse. You are a victim no more.
I wish you the very best of luck in your healing journey.
Please stay safe while visiting this site as there are parts that may be triggering and emotionally charged for rape and sexual abuse survivors.
If you need help NOW, call these hotlines for survivors, including RAINN - The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.
If you are the loved one of someone who has been sexually abused, I sincerely hope you will find this site to be useful in gaining insight on supporting and better understanding sexual violence.
In The Time It
Takes To Read This Page, Another Woman Will Be Raped.
13 Jul 2007: Online support group for survivors
The After Silence - message board and chat room, now includes more features, a better looking interface, and articles to meet the growing needs and changes that have occurred in our online community and chat room.
Posted by V., on 13 Jul 2007.
2 Mar 2007: International Resources for survivors
There are very few resources for survivors available in languages other than English. I'm happy to share two:
Posted by V., on 2 Mar 2007.
16 Jun 2006: The Journey
The Journey: Beyond the Savage, by Susan Kaye Behm, hopes to give new resolve to readers suffering from abuse and equip them with the tools needed to become a survivor and a victor.
Posted by V., on 16 Jun 2006.
This site is offered for support of other survivors, it is not meant to be a substitute for any kind of professional help. I don't have any qualifications or training in therapy, I am by no means a professional. I claim no responsibility for the use of this web site, use of content, or content of any links leading from this site. If you are in a crisis situation I urge you to contact your local rape crisis center or health care professional.