How Revealing!

Th​is a safe space to share your experiences of sexual assault, gender-based violence, sexism and bystander intervention. You can post anonymously, be of any gender identity and need not be someone who has directly experienced it.

How revealing is meant to help as a space to legitimize the complex emotions and reactions that accompany these experiences – whether you are at the receiving end or you are someone who sees it happening around you.

The Least Expected

I remember I was about 6, going on 7. I had a friend, who was around 6 years older than me. My mom had invited her around to spend some days in my house, and sleeping with me. Just a skinny, really white girl - Brown hair, and only used to wear a ...
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Victoria
Home

Abused me in the guise of love and care

When I was 10-11 years old, I was taught tutions by the neighbour couple from Chennai who were childless. Soon there were many children in their house with me. They were very close to me, my brother and my sister among all other children. We used to call them uncle ...
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Male
Chennai

Flashers - not the first or last time

I was near the schools, in Bangalore's city centre, passing by in an auto when suddenly I saw a man stare at me and surreptitiously whip out his penis. This was not the first or the last time I was going to see a flasher exhibit his wares.
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Female
Bangalore

I often think about this incident which happened 5 years ago

I often think about this incident which happened 5 years ago-- it's the only time I've been sexually harassed at the workplace-- and my response (or lack thereof) at the time still puzzles me. I hope that reading this will give people some perspective on how complex the motivations ...
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Female
Delhi

I was molested everyday by my French tutor

I was molested everyday by my French tutor in the comfort of my home. He would close the sitting room and sit close to me. He would touch me and ask if it felt good. I was just 11. I hate myself for not screaming, for not fighting back or telling ...
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Female
Tanzania

My Rakhi brother molested me and I let him. My parents thought I am characterles...

I might be 8 or 9 or may be 10 or 12. I don't remember when it started. My neighbors were a widow aunty , her two sons snd one daughter. We were like family. I used to tie Rakhi to both her sons. I called the eldest Bhaiyya. He called me once and ...
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Anonymou...
Female
Home

On my dental chair

It was just an other day for me in my post graduate life. Being in final year MDS meant that we had to do as many special cased and exam cases as possible. Being in a batch like mine where a competitive attitude was frowned upon by both the male ...
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Apoorva
Female
Bagalkot

Et tu, Brute?

Most of my school memories are filled with things I love and cherish and things that have shaped me as an individual. But one thing from school that changed my life forever, and definitely not for good happened to me in class seventh. I was barely 12. My school, a co-ed ...
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Female
Faizabad

The girl that was touched because she was drunk.

I was at a party, pretty drunk so I had the need to sit down and close my eyes a little bit. I fell asleep for no more than two minutes and I already had one "friend" grabbing my breast while filming. I was shocked and asked what ...
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Female
Argenti...

My GF was raped by her two friends

I am writing this on behalf of my wife, she will not talk about this and pretends to have moved on. We were dating back then when she was raped. She had gone to visit one of her friend at his home , his two room mates were drinking and asked ...
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Male
Bangalore