Male Survivor Stories

The Bristlecone Project

Men who were sexually abused or assaulted—whether as children or adults—may feel isolated and stigmatized by what happened to them. The truth is that millions of men from around the world have had these experiences. Below are stories from a dynamic community of male survivors.

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"The Bristlecone volunteers welcome you. They are a courageous group who are no longer willing to be silenced by stigma and shame. They’re men who confront the past, but who walk forward into the future."
—Dr. David Lisak, founder of The Bristlecone Project

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