Would you like to share your own story?
Sharing your own story of survival can be a powerful way to help other survivors of child sexual abuse feel like they aren’t alone in their journey. Many survivors also feel sharing has helped them find hope and healing. If sharing your story is something you are interested in, please reach out to us using the form below and one of our friendly and supportive team members will get in touch.
As part of the submission, we ask that you upload a written draft (no more than 2 pages) of your story in Word format. Here are some tips to help you with your submission:
- Try to keep it to 1-2 pages in length. This is the ideal length for website publication.
- Your written draft submission doesn’t have to be perfect! Just speak from the heart and in your own voice and we will help with the editing process.
- Speak from your own experience and perspective as a survivor. Try to avoid any broad, sweeping statements or judgments about the survivor experience – this is YOUR story.
- Name/s of perpetrators, family members or any other persons involved in your story should not be used. (You may use your own first name if you so wish, or publish anonymously).
- Please do not detail your abuse. Our readers would prefer to hear about your healing journey, challenges you faced (or are facing), and things that helped (or are helping) you.
- Bravehearts cannot guarantee that your story will be published. One of our team members will work with you on your piece and it may need to go through several edits. At any time, Bravehearts reserves the right to deny or retract publication.
- Bravehearts will not publish survivor stories that are part of a current or ongoing criminal investigation or legal proceedings.
- Bravehearts will NEVER publish your story without your final approval and consent. You reserve the right to remove your consent for publication at any time by writing to your Bravehearts contact and asking for your story to be removed from our website.
- Bravehearts will not publish any stories that promote specific treatments, practices, businesses, or products.