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Break the silence that surrounds sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, relationship abuse, stalking, hate crimes, and identity-based violence. Share your story here on our anonymous blog.

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Because this blog features stories of interpersonal and sexual violence, we offer this *content warning* as a way of caution. We also ask that you do not reproduce any of the content below, as the authors of these personal stories are anonymous, and cannot give consent for their stories to appear anywhere other than this blog or at a Project Dinah-led SpeakOut event.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I was drugged.

Just typing those words pains me, scares me to death. If it weren't for friends who intercepted me at the bar, things could have been much, much worse. I still feel sick at the thought of a bar or alcohol, and it's been hard just to eat the past few days for fear it will all come back up once I remember that this happened to me.

The knowledge that this happened to me is still a foreign concept. I can't imagine where I would have woken up and in what state I would be in if it weren't for the intervention of friends.

I release this memory (or lack thereof) so that others may know that this CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. I know we've heard this a thousand times over, but it never sank in until I was that person that it happened to.