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These articles may contain references and depictions of sexual violence, which some readers may find triggering. Please read with discretion.
Why should I be afraid to walk back by myself?
This post was originally published on Hear to Change 8 November 2017. By Anon I recently tweeted with the #metoo hashtag. Emboldened by the voices and stories of so...read more
How he could have thought that my body was his to touch
This post was originally published on Hear to Change on 1 November 2017. By Anon I was 10. My mother had just let my younger sister and I go shopping together alone for...read more
I was too embarrassed and just continued working
This post was originally published on Hear to Change on 13 November 2017. By Anon I was a flight attendant with reputable airline in Singapore. When I was a junior, I...read more
If only I had been smarter and sharper
This post was originally published on Hear to Change on 13 November 2017. By Anon In terms of all the stories that have been shared online and offline, my story isn't...read more
I do not feel so lonely and alone now
This post was originally published on Hear to Change on 28 December 2017. By Anon It was at one of my colleague’s farewell party. At the persuasion of my colleague, I...read more
The impact of #metoo for a Singaporean survivor
It has been two years since I managed to leave the company and escape the pervasive culture of gaslighting, intimidation and bullying that followed my numerous attempts to report my boss’ behaviour – to management, to human resources, to anyone in authority who would listen. It was nearly a year after I first reported the incident before anyone took me seriously.read more
A Call to Arms
Brock Turner is the norm. A lot of men can be Brock Turner. A lot of men ARE Brock Turner. I’ve met a lot of Brock Turners in my life.read more
Sisters, the truth is in your heart. Waiting for you to remember. You are beautiful, you are whole, you are complete.read more
The psychological consequences of a harassment
It all started when I realised I was making up excuses to skip work. I was working a lot from home, I was constantly getting sick, I would often wake up feeling a bit...read more
What Do We Do With A Rapist’s Guilt?
Our response matters. Two other survivors have approached me to say they wanted to file reports, but were afraid to do so after seeing the community’s response to my case. This is not acceptable. We need to do better.read more