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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Survivor Story

The Woman Behind the Badge

The Woman Behind the Badge
By Doris Rivera-Black, CCASA Guest Blogger When people think of a sexual assault victim, most people think of someone else, not themselves. I thought that way once. I was one who said, "That would NEVER…

I Survived

I Survived
By Andrea, CCASA Guest Blogger Being selected to be a part of CCASA’s Digital Story Telling Project was much more of an experience than I anticipated. Going through the process of focusing on a specific…

Don’t Live in Silence

Don’t Live in Silence
By Suzy, CCASA Guest Blogger I grew up in a family where no one was more valued or respected than my grandfather. Nobody argued or disagreed with him ever. He began sexually abusing me at…

One Woman’s Journey to Rise

By Heather Schreck, CCASA Guest Blogger My name is Heather Schreck.  I am 39 years old.  I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend, I am a woman and I am a survivor. It…

It Started as a Whim…

 By Thurston Gray, CCASA Guest Blogger   It started as a whim.  Using Sculpey® clay, I would create an art project every day for a year. 365 pendants. Simple enough. Except it wasn’t. Because instead…