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The posters read:

That’s not all of it,”

*forces my head*

"THAT’S all of it."

- my attacker

"You are so strong. I am so proud of you." - boyfriend

Photographed in Middletown, CT on October 7th, 2013.

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The poster reads:

It’s okay.”

- my attacker

Photographed in Middletown, CT on October 7th, 2013.

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The poster reads:

You never said anything.”

Photographed in Middletown, CT on October 7th, 2013.

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The poster reads:

If you scream, I’ll make it hurt more than the last time.” - my abuser

Photographed in Middletown, CT on October 7th, 2013.

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The posters read:

Well, we asked him and he didn’t rape you, so there’s nothing we can do.” 

Photographed in Montclair, NJ on September 14, 2013.

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The posters read:

Look at the mess you made. Now I’m going to have to clean it up.” 

- my dad, after he raped me for the first time

Now I’m finally cleaning up the mess you made of my LIFE!

survivor

Photographed in Montclair, NJ on September 14, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"I love you. I know it’s early, but I know I’ll marry you."

"I want to fuck you so bad."

"Oh God - I’m such a fucking asshole - I won’t do it again."

"How does that feel against your pussy?"

"I’m a monster."

"You’re so wet."

"I’M SORRY, I’M SORRY."

"I just masturbated in your bed, I had to release - you just turn me on so much."

"BUT I LOVE YOU!!"

"You should masturbate - you don’t know your body at all."

"I just want to please you because I love you so much."

Sh*t my rapist said

Photographed in Montclair, NJ on September 14, 2013.

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The poster reads:

This is how big my brave is!

I’m a SURVIVOR of sexual assault many times over throughout my life, starting at age 3.. and until now many people ever knew but I AM STRONG and I’ve taken power back! I refuse to let the words & actions of the men who tried to keep me a victim have any more influence in my life. I AM STRONGER THAN ALL OF THEM!

Photographed in Montclair, NJ on September 14, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"Look at me, please I need you to look at me… 

You scared me… I thought I did something wrong.” 

YOU DID.

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"Just suck it up & get over it."

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"Is it hairy yet?"

When I refused to answer, he decided to find out for himself. I was 11.

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"Things like this happen, and we should just forgive and move on and learn from it, I don’t know why you’re so unwilling to do that… You make me sound like a monster." (2 days after)

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The poster reads:

"You’re beautiful"

3 months later (in an email)

"Today I thank God for you"

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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The posters read:

1) “There is no way you are a virgin. You have done this before.” - tennis coach, 48 yrs. old.

I was 15 yrs old & I was a virgin. My tears meant nothing to him. I meant nothing.

2) “Good thing we’re not having sex because I could go to jail for that.” said right after he raped me. “I’m just your tennis coach.”

*He wasn’t just my tennis coach. He was my rapist. And after 8 yrs I broke my silence & he went to jail.

3) “It’s YOUR FAULT. You should have said something. You have caused us all so much grief and pain.” - my mom

4) “You little bitch. You’re going to get what you deserve.” what my former tennis coach said after he got out of jail and confronted me

"No one will love you like I did." - my tennis coach during the abuse ("grooming")

5) “You’re an ungrateful whore! You should have gratitude for all that I’ve done for you.” My tennis coach who raped me every day for 3 years

6) “Why didn’t you just leave or quit tennis?” detectives, district attorney

"Did they [abusers] threaten you?" reporters

"Why did you stay if you say it was so awful?" Tennis coach’s defense attorney

7) “Is this better than your tennis coach? You’re just not used to having it done right.” 

"You must have a thing for older men." - tennis stringer

8) “I know you want me. Tell me how you want it.” Friend of my tennis coach.

* I was silent. I didn’t want it. I was terrified. Screaming on the inside but nothing would come out. I had two abortions in two years from the abuse.

9) “You’re wet. I knew I could turn you on. You just needed practice. Now you have the easy job…. Now it’s your turn. Get on top!” - tennis coach

10) “When you have sex with someone, it should be with someone who loves you.” - tennis coach. His words to me as an adult when he found out I was dating someone. He left and kissed me goodbye. He never loved me and what he did wasn’t sex, it was child molestation + rape. I was silent for years before I told anyone.

11) “If you were only 3 yrs older this wouldn’t be a big deal.” tennis coach was 48, I was 15 yrs old

"You will never have it as good as you do with me" same coach

12) “It’s your job to keep me out of jail” tennis coach. He was 33 yrs older, stole my innocence, sense of safety, and nearly killed me. Today I stand stronger, he was convicted, and I found my voice!

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013 and NYC on February 15th, 2013.

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The posters read:

"You are so soft. You are my favorite." - 8 yrs old

"You’re not pretty, so this is all boys will want from you." - 11 yrs old

"Come on. You want me to love you, right?" - 14 yrs old

"Give it to college guys, so you can be popular finally" - 16 yrs

"…….." I was drugged so I don’t know what he said.

"You’re just trying to ruin my life." - 24 when I told him I was pregnant

Photographed in Solana Beach, CA on April 21, 2013.

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