Speak Your Truth. Break the Silence.

Domestic/dating violence, sexual violence, and child abuse leave lasting impressions on those who experience these forms of abuse and their loved ones. Oftentimes, those who have experienced these forms of abuse are moved to share their story, or create art and/or poetry about their experiences to help with healing. We are offering a place for the community to anonymously submit their works for us to share with our supporters.

Your story, poetry, art, or advice could make a huge difference in the life of someone experiencing abuse, and could even be the motivation they need to reach out for help or to process the emotions they feel from the abuse.

Sharing your story can be a difficult task to take on. If you would like some guidance on how to start writing your story, visit our Helpful Tips For Sharing Your Story page.

Your information is safe with us. When you submit your story, art, poetry, or advice below, it will be sent securely to our staff for review. Your information WILL NOT be published or shared unless you specifically request by checking the release of information checkbox. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please contact us at info@hcwc.org.

Guidelines:

  • This is meant to be anonymous. Please do not submit anything that may be identifying. Identifying information could include, but is not limited to, names, dates, specific locations, specific events, or whether or not there was a police presence at a specific event. If you’re unsure of whether or not your information is identifying, ask yourself: if the person who was abusive towards me or my your loved one saw this information, would they know what it was about, and would they be able to take vengeful action? If so, changing the specific details of the story of the post may be necessary.
  • Art files must be 2MB or smaller.
  • If you would like HCWC to share your anonymous story, poetry, art, or advice with the community, you must check the box above the submit button.

Share Your Story, Poetry, or Art

    Share Your Advice

    Many Survivors experience abuse or assault as a child or young adult and reflect on what advice they would tell their younger selves. Please share what advice YOU would give your younger self if you could.