Survivor Story #5

Below is the fifth submission to the Community Forum for Survivors submitted anonymously on 10/5/2018.We appreciate the trust this survivor, and all survivors, place in us by sharing their stories. Note: MCRCC does not allow comments on blog posts.

Survivor’s gender identity: Female

The survivor’s age at the time sexual violence was perpetrated against them: 19

The survivor's age now: 28

The survivor’s description of sexual violence perpetrated against them:

"In college, I attended a block party in my apartment complex. I met a guy there. We talked, we flirted and we drank. He said he wanted to walk me home to make sure I got home safely. When we got there, he followed me inside, even though I made it clear I wanted him to go. He didn't. He raped me in my own bed and left after he was done. When I told a friend in the morning, she said that it wasn't rape because she was me flirting and drinking with him. I didn't speak of it again for 6 years. "

If you or someone you care about has been sexually assaulted and is looking for resources or support, MCRCC provides a confidential helpline available 24/7 at (831) 375-4357. We support survivors today and always.