Share Your Story
Truth Out Loud
STAR is excited to announce that we are hosting a second series of Truth Out Loud. Truth Out Loud is a survivor storytelling workshop series offered in our Baton Rouge branch. The workshop series is designed to provide space, time, and support for survivors to share about their experiences and to shed the silence and shame surrounding their trauma.
Survivors interested in participating must click here to complete and submit an online application to STAR by October 31, 2019. Once your application is received, we will schedule an in-person interview prior to beginning the workshop series. The series will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in January 2020 beginning January 11 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at STAR’s Baton Rouge office.
Survivors often disclose how isolating and stigmatizing the experience of sexual violence can be, which is why so many survivors decide to remain silent about their assaults. When survivors suffer in silence, healing and closure are practically unattainable. Through the sharing of stories, survivors can learn that they are not alone. There is strength in numbers, and the more survivors speak out about the violence that was committed against them, the more the walls of shame and stigma surrounding survivors will begin to disintegrate.
Click on the videos below to view a few survivor stories we collected during our first Truth Out Loud series. You can also submit your own story to us; this can be submitted anonymously, or with your given name. We will only share your story with your explicit permission.