V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 27

BREAKING THE SILENCE Communities gathered and together witnessed the power of holding space for testimonials. Survivors showed tremendous courage by stepping forward and sharing their stories, releasing pain and trauma, and returning to their bodies. A former sex trafficked youth spoke out in Santa Fe, determined to make sure no other girl had to endure what she did again. Activists in Pensacola reclaimed their bodies from patriarchal expectations, declaring self-love as an act of revolution.