Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Stories from women about their own real-life experiences as young women.
All stories in her own words.
All women have chosen what they want to share.
All women have the option to use their own name, use an alias, or be anonymous.
All women have the option to supply photos.
Trigger Warning (TW): some stories may be distressing.
Please connect with your own existing support services if needed OR you can contact:
In an emergency: 000
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (aged up to 25 years)
1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
PANDA: 1300 726 306
Parentline: 13 22 89 (Victoria)
Relationships Victoria: 1300 364 277
Safe Steps: 1800 015 188 (Victoria)
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000
𝙉𝙤 𝙗𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙙.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙.
Sexual assault, domestic and family violence comes in many forms. It can happen to anyone, in any relationship. It’s never ok. If you have experienced violence and abuse, support is available.
1800RESPECT is Australia’s national sexual assault, domestic, and family violence support service. Anyone can access the confidential information, referral, and counselling service at any time of the day, every day of the year through www.1800respect.org.au or 1800 737 732. The next step is always your choice.
Thanks go to the women who have the courage and strength to share their stories.
All stories have been submitted and are not stories of clients.