Vera House is honored to present the following powerful personal truths of courageous survivors.
Alexandra's truth . . .
This summer, a phrase spread like wildfire throughout our country that perpetrated rape culture like no other. It was said by Brock Turner’s father. “20 minutes of action.” [more...]
Lauren's truth . . .
Dear B…guy that was my classmate and friend in high school, We were friends and shared a lot of laughs together in our younger years - secrets too. [more...]
Renee's truth . . .
My story began almost 30 years ago during an overnight at my best friends’ camp on one of the Finger Lakes in Central New York. [more...]
Charlotte's truth . . .
My name is Charlotte Reid and I am a survivor of domestic and sexual violence. My story is about what it means to have a safe place to stay. [more...]
Project EMERGE Advisory Group Members. . .
Good afternoon everyone, My name is Cindy and I am speaking to you on behalf of Joan, Georgia, Jaylenne and myself. [more...]
Dan's truth . . .
I am here today to talk about the sexual abuse of little boys, through my own story. [more...]
David's truth . . .
Hi. My name is David. I am an adult male survivor of sexual abuse perpetrated by my parents. [more...]
Jaime's truth . . .
I remember the summer before the abuse began - running through the fields of golden rod and phlox behind our house. [more...]
Jennifer's truth . . .
My name is Jennifer. When I was asked to speak here today, I wasn’t sure that I could muster up the courage to do it, but here I stand before you, ready to break the silence. [more...]
Aminata's truth . . .
My name is Aminata and my country of origin is Liberia. An African woman is raised to honor and obey your husband at all times. [more...]
Janice's truth . . . FREEDOM
My name is Janice, and I am a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence. [more...]
Melissa's truth . . .
When I was asked to speak today at Vera House's Report to the Community I was a bit hesitant at first. [more...]
Dawn's truth . . .
I met my abuser my junior year of college. I was not looking for a boyfriend; instead I was focused on getting into law school. [more...]