10+ Male Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories, And They’ll Break Your Heart

February 18, 2017

Whenever you hear the words “sexual assault,” many people instinctively assume that the victim is female. But as you can see from this powerful photography series, it isn’t always so black and white.

The pictures are part of ‘Project Unbreakable,’ a website set up in 2011 by Grace Brown, a New York photography student. The purpose of the site is to raise awareness about sexual assault by giving a voice to those who have been victims of it. The pictures feature survivors holding up posters with quotes from their attackers, and many of those who volunteered to be a part of the project were men who had been subjected to sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence.

The website was closed in 2015, but as Grace wrote recently, “In light of our current political climate – the fact that a man accused of multiple instances of sexual assault is about to be the president of the USA – I have decided to repost images from Unbreakable on its Instagram account. We won’t stay silent – not for the oppressed, not for the marginalized, not for anyone.”

More info: Project Unbreakable | Instagram