Building a community where survivors of sexual assault are heard, believed, and supported.

Our Vision

Building a pathway to healing, together.

Our goal is to help facilitate the process of healing. By developing the four phases below, we aim to establish a clear path for survivors to find clarity and support. Our Wave will provide survivors with the community and tools needed to share their voice and make an impact with their story.

Impact - Chaos

Chaos

Sexual violence is a disheartening reality that deserves awareness. Just as each survivor’s story varies, so does their path towards healing.

Impact - Conflict

Conflict

After a traumatic event, it is easy for a survivor to feel lost and alone as they process their emotions and the opinions of others.

Impact - Catalyze

Construct

The process of healing varies, but as each survivor finds their voice, they can transition the chaos and conflict into a path forward.

Impact - Community

Community

As survivors find clarity in their own healing process, connection within a community builds bonds of strength and empowers a generation of prevention.

Our Impact

Building a community to catalyze global change.

Our Wave is an online platform for survivors to share stories, receive customized support, and join a community of understanding. While collecting stories and tagged data, we hope to highlight the prevalence of sexual assault and determine patterns for future prevention.

We seek to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

1

Empower survivors to share stories anonymously or publicly. Leverage this aggregated information to better understand the prevalence of sexual assault and share localized resources with survivors in need.

2

Educate society on the scope of the problem, share global reports, and create a forum for discussion outlining potential prevention and partnership strategies.

3

Strategize to catch perpetrators, educate the general population, and develop smarter prevention methods based on data.

Voices of Support

Hear from our users & supporters.

Hayley Harris - Co-founder, Layers of Dignity

Hayley Harris

Co-founder, Layers of Dignity

“When a survivor has a safe place to tell their story they are given empowerment and freedom - Our Wave does just that!”

Anonymous

Our Wave User

“Sharing my story allowed me to feel like I had a voice that I didn’t have before. I had the freedom to choose when and who I shared it with.”

Melissa Hague - Survivor Advocacy Lawyer

Melissa Hague

Survivor Advocacy Lawyer

“Telling and sharing the stories of assault survivors is one of the most healing and empowering tools we have to end the rape culture. For decades, predators have relied on victim silencing and victim blaming to get away with criminal behavior. With each story that is told it chips away at that shield predators have hid behind for far too long. Thank you so much for giving survivors a safe place where they can be a voice not only for their own healing but also for all the other survivors out there who feel alone.”

Denise Saint Arnault - PhD, RN, FAAN

Denise Saint Arnault

PhD, RN, FAAN

“I have been listening to survivor stories my entire 30 year career. What continues to astound me is how infrequently these stories are shared, and how often I hear “You are the first person I have ever told.” Even writing those words brings tears to my eyes, and I want to shout “Please don’t hide! You have done nothing wrong! You deserve love and tenderness and healing!” What I also know is the power of telling those stories. It decreases our isolation, breaks up the shame, and allows others to give us the love and support we deserve. Finally, research shows that even writing our stories (here or in a journal) changes our ability to process them, moving us toward healing. Thank you (Our Wave) for this project, and thank you (survivors) for sharing your story.”

Help change the conversation.

Our Wave depends on your generous contributions for our continued success. Donate today and support us as we work to support survivors of sexual assault.

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