(soft music) – It happened to me,
even though I’m a guy. – It happened to me, even though I wasn’t
wearing revealing clothing. – I wasn’t drunk or inebriated. – I didn’t ask for these nightmares. – To be in a perpetual state of PTSD. – Constantly living in
fear of my own memories. – I didn’t ask to feel like a stranger in my own home. – I didn’t ask to be a statistic. – I didn’t ask to become a victim to your predatory bullshit. – And yet, – it still – happened – to me. – It happened to me and
it felt like drowning. I wanted to scream but
couldn’t catch my breath. – My ears will never forget the sound of his soft footsteps. Quiet like a deer’s but filled with volition
and carrying ammunition of the selfish kind. – My eyes will never be able to unsee what you did to me. You know they say that
the greatest visions are those cleansed by tears, but mine were through scratches as you threw the first blow and knocked off my glasses. – And they held me down
like a crashing wave. My neck and back thrashing. The icy chill on my ribs when my shirt flew over my head. My pants came undone and even when I thought it was over I soon realized that the real pain had not yet even begun. – It happened to me even though I thought I knew this person. – It happened to me even though I didn’t know the person. – Even though I cried for help. – Even though I am strong. – Nothing can protect you from what your eyes cannot see behind you. – Or sometimes what’s even
right in front of you. – I thought this was some
shit that only happens in the movies. – But never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that, – It could happen to me. – But it did. – And I remember feeling guilty. – I remember feeling embarassed. – I remember saying, “I’m
sorry,” to my friends before even sharing my story. – I remember the police consistently asking me to repeat it
over and over and over. – How could you not
hear me the first time? – I was assaulted. – Was I loud enough for you now? – And the first thing
I remember hearing was, “I don’t believe you.” – “It’s not that big of a deal.” – “Just stay out of his way.” – “That doesn’t happen to boys.” – “He just has a temper.” – Or silence. – I remember the silence. – Silence was easier for everyone. Easier for them, easier for me. – Easier for him. – But I refuse to stay
silent anymore because I am not a victim. – I am a survivor. – It happened to me, but I will not live in fear. – It happened to me, but I know that I am more
than just a statistic. – I am not damaged goods. – I am healing. – It happened to me but I am not alone. – It happened to us. – Hi! – Oh, hey guys! – Sarah!
– Over here. – We made a series. – It’s coming out November 18th. – Please watch it. – Get it here. – There.
– Over here. – [Girl with white shirt] You got it. I think they got it. Okay. – [Girl with glasses] Bye- bye. – Then you can see it. It will be released 2015, November. Okay.