Sharing your story
Raise awareness of issues survivors face by sharing your experiences.
Sometimes the best advice we get for survivors comes not from professionals, but from people who've been through the same thing as us. That's why we want you to share your experience to help others understand they're not alone.
This can be done in a few ways; it could be a video or blog made by and starring someone with experience of rape, domestic abuse or sexual assault. Or family and friends of those that have supported you.
It can be about:
your everyday life as a survivor
ways you coped
positive types of treatments
how services have treated you and how you found help
what it's like to support a survivor as a friend or family member
However, unfortunately, we cannot publish book, music or film promotions or creative works such as poems or songs.
If you're unsure if your topic is suitable, please do contact us.
How to share your story with us...
First, pick which way would be best for you and we'll guide you through step by step!
Sharing your story through a Blog
Survivors tell us all the time that reading through other peoples stories helps them come to terms with what happened. Letting them feel that they are not alone and others out there have made it through.
Could you share your story by writing a blog for us?
Media Champion's are extremely important to Stay Brave's work. Journalists from a huge variety of media contact our team and are frequently looking to interview survivors with particular experiences.
Could you take part in an interview or appear on the news? Sharing your story in this way helps survivors see they are not alone.
Raising Awareness through the Media
Sharing your story through a Vlog
Video can be a powerful and emotive toll for any cause. Putting a face to a story really helps survivors relate and come forward to get help.
If you're up for it and would like to film yourself for a vlog - this section has a handy guide on how to do it.