Share Your Story


“Events have happened, about which it is difficult to speak and impossible to be silent.”  ~ Edmund Burke

SHARING. Child sexual abuse affects us all, which is why RISE encourages survivors to share their stories, gain support and become part of a community inspired to promote awareness and affect change. We believe that survivors can make a difference in their own lives, the lives of other survivors and the innocent lives of children at risk.

This is not about hate, it’s about healing. This is where survivors can summon their courage, rise above abuse and find their voice.

A perpetrator’s greatest power is our silence. Our greatest power is sharing our stories.

SUBMISSIONS. Stories are published with first name and location only, unless you opt to remain anonymous. Since we receive stories from all over the world, the ability to share your location demonstrates that this issue is a global one. By submitting a story, you consent to let RISE publish it as well as edit it for length, tone, and clarity. While every story may not be published, all stories received will be read and honored — every single one. In addition, your contact information will never be disclosed to, or shared with, anyone – ever.

CAVEAT. To protect RISE from any liability, please refrain from giving full names or other identifying information of alleged abusers.

“…as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

~ Marianne Williamson