Voices Beyond Assault (VBA) has put together a photo series capturing the different faces of healing, sexual assault/abuse and individual empowerment. Survivors are entitled to emancipate themselves from their sexual trauma, and heal in their own personal way – all of the routes to recovery are challenging, yet beautiful and powerful. At VBA, we believe that all survivors must permit themselves to go through this journey of compassion and understanding, and recognise the beauty in doing so.

This photo series aims to exemplify this, and encourage others through showcasing these images of other survivors allowing themselves to be vulnerable, brave and free.

Nichol Bridges: The Beauty of Survival 

“Never feel like you have to stand in silence.”

Lynette Louise: The Beauty of Survival 

“If we don’t speak up, we pass it on.”

Shante Reese: The Beauty of Survival 

“If you haven’t talked to anyone, if you haven’t voiced what happened to you; take the steps and it will make your life so much better.”

Lynette Louise & Rye: The Beauty of Survival 

“We’re lucky to have each other.”