Photos & Captions

We encourage and have received hundreds of photos of survivors of child sexual abuse when they were children or photos of them today in addition to any statement they want to make, either anonymously or not. They come to us via email with a scanned photo or snail mail. Join us, if you wish, and send your photo and caption or just a caption to: gina@letgoletpeacecomein.org or you can mail them to the address listed on the contact page.(we will return original photos upon request ). . To view the entire caption of any survivor, simply click on their name.

161-Cecelia

Age 11

I was 10 years old and I had a secret. A secret so frightening I couldn’t even tell my parents. When I think about it now I wonder how this innocent little girl, who was still playing with dolls, allowed this to happen to her. An only child, I never heard a word about sex, [...]

160 – Brandy

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~Dr. Seuss Together. Today…We’re getting stronger!

159 – Cynthia

riverfront library 5/2007

For years it was a shameful secret I could not remember. Back in the recesses of my memories it lingered. Waiting to be set free. My nightmare started when I was 5 years old, a priest came to live in my poor, dying of bone cancer maternal grandmother’s house. She resided in Spanish Harlem this [...]

158 – Ruth

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This is a pic of my mom myself and my brother and sister. We were all abused physically and the girls sexually. This pic was taken in a gloomy period of my life my whole childhood.

157 – Callen

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I believe it is incredibly important to put human faces and human stories to the issue of childhood sex abuse. It cannot end until people talk about it. People will not talk about it in the abstract. There will only be an impact when those of us who have endured abuse share our personal stories [...]