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"I want to take this opportunity to thank every patient that trusted a SANE nurse with their care. I want to thank them for showing us their strength and being our inspiration."

Posted November 13, 2020 - Listen to part two of this StoryShare from Jennifer Green as she talks about coping with the trauma in her career and shares a special message for all survivors.

"I have been a sexual assault nurse examiner for over 12 years (and) I have witnessed profound strides in community response and supports available for those who have experienced sexual assault..."

Posted November 11, 2020 - Jennifer Green shares what inspired her to become a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). Listen to part one of this two-part story. 

"The hugest declaration of independence that I can have is to be unapologetically myself."

Posted June 26, 2020 - CiCi Glasgow shares how wearing overalls and healing from childhood trauma helped her realize that "the hugest declaration of independence that I can have is to be unapologetically myself." 

"Prevention is an every day activity for us as parents."

Posted May 22, 2020 - Listen to Ellen and her daughter, Sadie, share some examples of how they talk about personal safety at home.

"Sexual violence strikes like a category 5 tornado."

Posted May 13, 2020 - Read this survivor's story of resilience and learn how MOCSA was there to help.  

"Everybody has a role that they can play to help prevent sexual violence and to support survivors."

Posted April 23, 2020 - Listen to this conversation as Kassie Sands talks with Julie Donelon about her role at MOCSA, her passion for working with survivors, and ways we can all work together toward change.

"Part of the healing process for me was taking steps to ensure my story didn’t become the story of other women."

Posted April 17, 2020 - Jessi Bixler is a MOCSA Board Member and longtime volunteer, and she is the survivor speaker you'll hear at our Community Luncheon on October 14. She recorded this story back in February at KKFI for MOCSA's StoryShare project. 

"I can't help but notice that, even in these moments of uncertainty and challenges, healing is happening."

Posted April 10, 2020 - A story from Kim, MOCSA therapist. "...even though we are separated by physical distance we can still connect with others (and ourselves) through this wild (and often times difficult) shared experience, embracing our humanness in whatever ways it shows up!" 

"I believe change can happen -- with one person, one story, one moment."

Posted April 5, 2020 - Debbie attended her first MOCSA luncheon in 2008. Listen as she shares her experience that day. And save the date for this year's rescheduled luncheon on October 14.

"Community care is vital...we need each other." 

Posted April 1, 2020 - Audrey Yazell is a MOCSA advocate who shares a story about community care and her experience working with a survivor support group.

Contribute your story today! 

MOCSA StoryShare is a new storytelling project for anyone who has been inspired or impacted by MOCSA’s mission. Selected stories will be housed on our website and shared on social media beginning in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and will continue throughout the year. Our SAAM theme is "My Moment. Our Momentum." By acknowledging the individual experiences that inspire growth and propel the anti-violence movement, we can build a community where survivors are believed and supported, perpetrators are held accountable, and everyone is safer. 

Storytellers are invited share personal moments in which they were moved to action, saw or experienced culture change, or changed an idea or belief about sexual violence. See a list of prompts for  ideas and inspiration.

Accepted formats include audio, video, writing, visual art, graphics, or photography. Stories/content will be shared on various media outlets including, but not limited to website, email, and social media platforms.

Accepted story formats:

  • Audio or video = 3 minutes max
  • Written = 600 words max
  • Visual art, graphics, or photography
Participation Guidelines:
  • Relevance to MOCSA's mission, SAAM, and/or My Moment. Our Momentum.  
  • Original work only – no reproductions.
  • No graphic descriptions or nudity.

Submit content for consideration using the form below. We will notify participants if they have been selected for inclusion in the project.

If you are under 18, please email for additional instructions:
Files must be less than 100 MB.
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