At first it was just pictures of my breasts in a low cut top. Obviously, he was faster and stronger so he got me pretty fast and took it back. When it was time to go home, I walked alone and it was dark, I didn’t realize he was following me. I didn’t exactly know what it was, but I remember that it hurt. Every single day, from that day, it has crossed my mind at least once a day. Continue reading » So I had started the 9th grade in the fall of 2016. I had no idea what people were capable of, and I had no idea how much it would haunt me. Continue reading » To all those who have been sexually assaulted, I know what it’s like to feel like you lost a part of yourself that you weren’t ready to give up.But the pressure kept escalating till I felt that I had gone too far and no matter what I couldn’t say no. There was this one boy who seemed to be a cool guy so I thought I would talk to him and get to know him Now off the bat many classmates( females mainly ) thought he was ugly and a fuckboy but I didn’t care for it that much because I thought he was really funny and I wasn’t trying to date him at the time. Not in the nostalgic kind of way, but more of a nightmare. I know what it’s like to not recognize who you see in the mirror.
She was not familiar with the resources available in the Colorado Springs region, so a family member referred her to TESSA.
Jessica came to TESSA seeking help and information, which she quickly received through a confidential victim advocate.
Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems. They can also be hurt by things that are thrown or weapons that are used. Call a resource listed in this book to talk to someone. Find out how to get a Personal Protection Order (PPO).
Since abuse can happen to anyone, people can have special concerns. They can be scared they may have to reveal their sexual orientation. Children are harmed just by seeing and hearing the violence. This can also help if you grew up in a violent home.
I was sending more and more and was feeling like a slut. Continue reading » I am 22 and I am a survivor of 2 sexual assaults. I knew this guy from a park I used to play in with my friends. So a month goes by and by October we are like best friends, we tell each other everything and we have a bunch of inside jokes and everyone thought we should date because everyone thought we were “goals”. Around December I was on the phone with him and he was telling me that there was a girl that he was going to try to date because he said he… Did it come natural to you, or was it as awkward as people say it can be? I wish I could look back on my childhood and smile. I know what it’s like to cry until your eyes swell shut.
The first takes place when I was young, perhaps around 5 or 6. Continue reading » Do you remember your “first time”? These are all questions I will never get to answer. I know what it’s like to forget who you used to be.
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is pleased to publish the results of a 10-month needs assessment of the current state of domestic violence victim services and victims’ needs in Louisiana.
The 2017 statewide needs assessment was conducted from August …READ MORE Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) announced today the hiring of Mariah Stidham Wineski, MS, as the agency’s Executive Director.
The event will also showcase 40 movers-and-shakers who have been TESSA’s champions throughout our 40-year history.