With the powerful movement of women speaking out about their sexual assault as part of the #MeToo campaign, one might be led to believe that the victim is always female. While the statistics show that the vast majority of these victims are female, as you will see in this photography series, it isn't always so black and white.
These moving images are part of 'Project Unbreakable,' a website set up in 2011 by Grace Brown, a New York photography student. The purpose of the site is to raise awareness about sexual assault by giving a voice to those who have been victims of it. The pictures feature survivors holding up posters with quotes from their attackers, and many of those who volunteered to be a part of the project were men who had been subjected to sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence.
The website was closed in 2015, but as Grace wrote recently, "In light of our current political climate – the fact that a man accused of multiple instances of sexual assault is about to be the president of the USA – I have decided to repost images from Unbreakable on its Instagram account. We won’t stay silent – not for the oppressed, not for the marginalized, not for anyone."