Use this form to upload your personal experience with domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse or sexual assault. By posting on this site you acknowledge that your story is non-fiction and true to the best of your understanding and ability. Please use only first names; any identifying info of either you or any persons in the story will be removed to protect all involved. Please keep your submission to fewer than 1000 words.
Thank you for making the decision to share your personal and painful story of abuse so that others will feel less alone. We are sorry that you have a story to share, but are encouraged and honored that you wish to share it here.

To submit: You will need a valid email address, and you will be prompted to create a Submishmash account. Your information is not shared for any reason at all beyond submitting your post to Violence UnSilenced.

Once inside Submishmash, upload a never-before-published post (yes there are exceptions), and limit your post to under 1,000 words.

In the "Title" field, type your name as you want it to appear in the subject line (pseudonyms or "anonymous" is fine). In the "Cover Letter/Biography" section, include any personal message to VU editor, along with whether or not you would like a link to your blog, website, or twitter handle to appear at the end of your post.

Refrain from using any last names or identifying information other than your own. VU editors will determine whether any remaining identifying information needs to be removed, and will do so.

There is a wait list because only one story is posted each week. The wait list varies in length, and submissions are generally posted in the order in which they are received. If, however, you feel a powerful need to be heard as quickly as possible, please email maggie [at] violenceunsilenced [dot] com and let us know that.

We will email you when your post is published.

We do not share your information, and all posts and emails are kept confidential. However, no computer use is completely safe; please visit ViolenceUnSilenced.com for important safety information, as well as additional information on the site.

Thank you again for your bravery and generosity.