This blog was created to be a safe place for those who have, unfortunately, experience sexual assault and abuse. This blog was inspired by (Wo)men Speak Out, but is in no way intended to steal the spotlight from them. That is a wonderful orginization, who is making a huge difference in the world. This is simply another effort to make survivors of sexual assault feel safe when speaking out against their abuse.
The Still Breathing Project is a project that enables survivors of abuse, assault, rape, incest, and harassment to take back the power from their abusers. This project was mainly inspired by Katy Perry’s song, Part of Me. However, it was also inspired by Project Unbreakable and “Joy Speaks Out.” Both empowering victims to speak up and speak out about their abuse.
Still Breathing is rather a simple concept. What I will be doing is accepting submissions for a period of time (actual time frame TBA) from survivors, saying something that they will not let their abusers steal from them. Submission can be submitted as a picture, a drawing, a video, etc. What ever your little heart desires. I will then take those submissions and turn them into a single video. I then plan on sending the video to various organizations and foundations that work to help survivors heal. Some examples are: The Joyful Heart Foundation, Project Unbreakable, RAINN, and many others. My hope is that through these organizations, along with the support from Tumblr., Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter users, the video will spread and reach as many survivors as possible. I want survivors to know that abuse doesn’t have to break you down. It doesn’t have to be the end all, be all. You have the power to take back your life and not let the abusers win. You are strong, you are brave and you are beautiful… I want you to be able to look at your life, and say with pride, “This is a part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me.” -Katy Perry.
Submissions can be sent to featherskinned.tumblr.com/submit as well as TheStillBreathingProject@gmail.com
It seems that running this blog is setting both of us back in our own recovery. This blog has gotten to be very triggering. Until we get to a more stable place, we are going to take a little break. I’m really sorry guys!
Recently, I went to the prosecution office to find a way to solve my situation of being finger raped by a friend. I cleared up any confusions and they told me that, he denies the fact that he has raped somebody. The ladies in the prosecution office were giving suggestion to me mother as well on how to solve it without having to go to court. I saw my mother cry right in front of me and it just tore me up emotionally. Not only did this guy psychologically and emotionally messed with me. But he has brought over negative emotions to my parents without even knowing who they are. It just upsets me. I really wish that I punched him when I had the chance to. Because seeing my own mother cry right infront of me made me tremble in anger and shame. I feel nauceous as I type this. I really hate what impact this guy put on my family.
Submitted by Anonymous.
Trigger Warning !!
That is definitely molestation. Like we’ve said before we’re not professionals, we don’t know everything, but I’m almost positive that what happened to you would be considered sexual assault too. Whatever the label, it was not your fault. I strongly urge you to speak out about your abuse. I know it seems scary, but keeping it a secret only makes things worse. Trust me, I know it’s scary, but it’s the best thing to do. Please keep us updated and take care of yourself. xoxo