It's hard to believe that We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out was released just one year ago.
We Believe You is a collection of 36 survivor stories powerfully conveying the realities of trauma, healing, and everyday activism. Through telling their stories,these survivors amplify voices that are too often silenced - LGBT, male, and/or survivors of color- and in doing so, challenge pervasive narratives surrounding campus sexual assault. The book allows survivors to tell their stories without the filter of media, stigma, or shame. These are their stories told in their voices.
The power of this book stems from the survivors that brought it to life. Unfortunately, their stories echo throughout the country. 1:4 female identifying students and 1:6 male identifying students will be assaulted by the time they graduate college. We Believe You sends an important message to these survivors: You are not alone.
We're proud of Annie, Andrea, and the 34 survivors who used this book as a platform to make their stories known. ALL survivors deserve to be believed and heard. Period.