Story Thirteen

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

This is the final episode of our three part finale. Part three focuses on her most recent rape and the doubt voiced by her friends, family, and herself. 

Thank you for listening to our first season, and hearing the voices of our survivors. 
 

Story Twelve

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

This is the second episode of our three part finale. This piece comes from the same college junior as Story Eleven, as she looks at her relationship with and second assault by one of her closest friends.

Story Eleven

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Eleven is the first of our three part finale. Each of these last three episodes are from a junior at UNC as she explores parts of her three different experiences. 

Story Ten

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Ten comes from a senior at UNC Chapel Hill. She talks about how different aspects of being a survivor have shaped parts of her life, and what that has meant for her going forward. 
 

Story Nine

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault.

Story Nine comes from a junior at UNC Chapel Hill who describes the experience of rape culture as a survivor.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines rape culture as a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse -- https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/rape_culture

Story Eight

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault.

Story Eight comes from a senior at UNC Chapel Hill. She speaks about the shifting dynamics of being a survivor, what it means to be raped, and what parts of healing look like. 

Story Seven

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Seven comes from a senior at UNC. He gives  instructions for allies, and advice for healing as a survivor. 

Dartmouth’s Title IX website acknowledges that healing from sexual assault takes time, and encourages survivors to focus one self care, including sleep, nutrition, and emotional self-care -- http://www.dartmouth.edu/sexualrespect/whattodo/index.html 

Story Six

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Six comes from a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. In middle school she was assaulted by a classmate. 

RAINN reports women between the ages of 12-34 are the highest risk years for sexual assault, and 15% of survivors were assaulted between the ages of 12 and 17 -- https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence 

Story Five

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Five comes from a UNC graduate. She faced heavy opposition by the administration when bringing her case to the University.

A survey by the Association of American Universities found only 49% of students thought it was “very likely” for university investigations to be fair -- http://www.aau.edu/Climate-Survey.aspx?id=16525 

Story Four

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Four comes from a senior at UNC Chapel Hill. She adapted a class project to share her story about her car, mobility, and two ex-boyfriends. 

RAINN reports 25% of sexual assaults are committed by a current or former romantic partner -- https://www.rainn.org/statistics/perpetrators-sexual-violence  

Story Three

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Three is from a first year at UNC Chapel Hill who has experienced rape and sexual assault more than once. 

The World Report on Violence and Health reports individuals who have been previously assaulted or raped are more likely to experience sexual assault again -- http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/global_campaign/en/chap6.pdf

Story Two

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story Two is from a senior at UNC Chapel Hill who was assaulted her sophomore year by a mutual friend in a fraternity. 

Not all fraternity men are rapists, but the project One in Four USA reports fraternity members are three times more likely to commit sexual assault -- http://www.oneinfourusa.org/statistics.php 

 

Story One

Welcome to Our Voices, a podcast immortalizing the voices and stories of survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Story One is from a first year at UNC Chapel Hill who was assaulted during her first semester of college. 

RAINN reports over 50% of sexual assaults on college campuses happen within the first few months of school starting -- https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence