24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Share Your Story

Share your experience of being believed or not believed.

For Professionals

Describe a time when you or a colleague received a disclosure of sexual violence, and you chose to Start by Believing.

For Survivors

Describe a time when professionals, friends, or family members received a disclosure of sexual violence and they chose to Start by Believing. Or a time when they didn’t.


Responses will be posted here on the website for the Start by Believing campaign, and they may be shared via social media. Before posting, all submissions will be reviewed for appropriate content.

Please note that we do not respond to posts. For survivors who need help or want to talk to someone, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 210-349-7273 or our online hotline.

For professionals interested in receiving training or technical assistance, please email us at sbb@rapecrisis.com.

Fields marked with an * are required

Recent Stories

“I tried telling my mom…”

  • Posted by Anonymous
  • On October 2, 2016

“Beauty from Ashes”

  • Posted by Anonymous
  • On August 4, 2016

“This is my story. This is my pain.”

  • Posted by Mumistarr
  • On June 27, 2016

“I will take a stand and believe in others…”

  • Posted by Wanda Main
  • On June 8, 2016

“Friends and counselors who believed me…saved my life”

  • Posted by S.S.
  • On June 2, 2016