Who Can Experience Sexual Abuse?
Anybody can be sexually assaulted, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or socioeconomic status. This includes women, men, non-binary individuals, and trans+ folks. Likewise, people of all races and ethnicities can experience sexual assault. But, it must be noted that unfortunately, those with many marginalized identities are more likely to experience sexual assault than those with more normative identities. Regardless of your particular identities, our team believes you. And we believe that together, we can work through your individual circumstances to help you process, heal, and move forward.
Furthermore, sexual assault looks different in each circumstance. There is no measurement for what does or does not qualify as sexual assault. Instead, the qualifier is that due to someone else’s actions, your body has felt violated, disrespected, or unsafe. So, what someone else’s sexual assault looked like can be quite different from yours. And that is okay.