Ginh remembers sitting on the couch with a dear friend a few years earlier, discussing what happened in high school. To her shock, she learned her friend had been assaulted by the same person. Ginh wishes they would have told each other sooner and had a safe, judgment-free, place to turn to years ago. It took time to heal but “every time I shared my story, I felt lighter,” Ginh says. “I learned the shame was always on him, not me. Not for one second was the shame on me.”

Excerpt from the book, SEEN Survivors.