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Beth Flory

In 2002, I excitedly moved to Madison Heights, a suburb of Detroit, ready to embark on the next chapter in my life journey. I had completed undergraduate school, and already had a year of management experience under my belt. I moved into my first apartment by myself, as I had shared residences before, a nice little …

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Angelika Martinez-McGhee

My name is Angelika Martinez-McGhee. I was 15 years old when I was abused by Larry Nassar. There are over 500 Sister Survivors, all of different backgrounds, and I am a proud Afro Latina. The sports I pursued lifelong were gymnastics and diving. During my career as a student athlete, my mental health suffered due to …

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Emma Mannion

As an 18-year old girl traveling across the country to experience college for the first time, I was met with my worst nightmare. I never thought I’d be a statistic, just another number. I thought college was supposed to be a fun, new, and challenging experience. To learn and grow as a student and individual. …

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Mandi Howell

I have always been a person that believes everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t understand why at the time. You might think that being a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence would change that, but it hasn’t. I had the strength to report and withstand a brutal trial. In the end, …

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Taylor Hirth

As somebody who has spent more than five years speaking publicly about surviving sexual violence, I have come to realize that sexual violence is common. The number of people who have come to me and shared the darkest moments of their lives, sometimes for the first time, has been overwhelming, but it has shown me …

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Nicole Raab

My attacker had 3 guns while we were together. I was with him when he bought each one, so I knew they were registered. I described these guns in detail for my restraining order, but somehow, he got away with keeping his shotgun. He turned the other two into a gun shop. I unfortunately found …

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Stephanie Schulte

Deciding to come forward and start telling close friends and trusted colleagues that I was in grave danger and being abused was incredibly difficult. As a somewhat public person, I was extremely ashamed and fearful I would lose my job, lose friends, and that I would be blamed for staying in a horrific situation. I …

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Kara Chamberlain

In June of 2002, when I was 15 years old, I was kidnapped from my friend’s front yard in broad daylight by a stranger. That man held me captive for 18 hours during which I was sexually assaulted multiple times. When I was able to escape my captor and report my crime to law enforcement, …

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Brittany Boitnott

I was raped twice – once when I was a sophomore in college, and again when I was a first year in veterinary school. I felt isolated, alone, and lost. I felt like a statistic. “1 in 5 college women suffer sexual assault” constantly played in my head. I was the one. It wasn’t until …

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Christine Depre

My assault took so much away from me without even understanding it. I lost a huge part of my life to living in survival mode. The carefree full-of-life 18-year old didn’t exist anymore. I was now a survivor and there was no going back. The fear that we all may have at one point or …

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