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"One year ago, I locked my door and went to sleep; like we all do on any given night. Unfortunately, this night was like no other before and was one I will never be able to forget. I woke up that night to a co-worker who had undressed himself, crawled into my bed and raped me. "
Kathleen, rape survivor

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The mission of After Silence, a message board, chat room, and support group for rape and sexual abuse survivors

       The mission of After Silence is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a safe, extensive, reliable and easy-to-read website where victims can find the answers and support they need to heal and reclaim their lives. provides a free and safely moderated online support group, message board and chat room where survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, ask questions and, above all, begin their path towards healing and recovery.

       Survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse often feel isolated and may not be ready or able to talk to someone in person. No matter how long ago or how recently the violence occurred, survivors can find help and support within our online community at any time of the day or night, no matter where they live, and in an anonymous and secure environment.

       In addition to relevant information on recovery from rape and sexual abuse and peer to peer support, staff responds to email requests for help and provides referrals to local assistance, other agencies and organizations.

From the founder of After Silence. is an extention of my personal website, which was meant to release my own feelings and nothing more. But soon, many people who had been silent about their trauma began visiting and reaching out.

People from all over the world began writing me, sharing their stories, asking me questions. I soon started receiving hundreds of emails. It was eye opening and quite shocking; I had no idea just how many people experienced rape and sexual violence. I've lost count of the many, and often underage, girls who have contacted me desperately seeking for a word of advice.

       Unable to answer all the emails I received from other survivors, I created a message board to facilitate communication among anyone who had been victimized. Inspired by the memoir, "After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back," I decided to name this online community After Silence.

You may learn more about our staff members here.

You are not alone and you can heal!

       If you have been a victim of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, incest or molestation, you are welcome to join our message board and chat room for support and validation. Use your voice, connect with other survivors, and heal. You are not alone, and you deserve to be heard and supported. Your voice matters.


This site is offered for support of other rape and sexual abuse survivors. It is not meant to be a substitute for any kind of professional help.
If you are in a crisis situation we urge to contact your local rape crisis center or health care professional.

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