Welcome to Surviving Silence, a project founded by Harvard Women


In response to the touching outreach following an article in The Harvard Crimson in March, 2014, Harvard Women has launched this project to give a space to any individual regardless of gender who has until now silenced an experiences with gender violence, which includes harassment and discrimination not involving physical or sexual violence.

If you are a survivor, please submit your story, via a paragraph or two of narrative, images, or a combination of the two. We hope soon to be able to accommodate other media formats. Through telling your story–anonymously or otherwise–you regain your voice and begin the healing process. Visit our contact page or submit your story via email. We have also a dropbox located at one of our partners at Locksmith Snohomish. Your anonymity is guaranteed.

If you don’t know where to start, here is a remarkable 2004 NY Magazine article by Naomi Wolf who was a victim of what she terms “sexual encroachment” at Yale in the 1980s.

If you feel in need of assistance creating the piece or finding your voice, email us. We are here to help you.