According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), only 32 out of every 100 rapes are reported. Of those same 100 rapes, only three are referred to a prosecutor and only two perpetrators go to jail.
Convicting a rapist is a challenge, and Elizabeth Brundige, an assistant professor at Cornell Law School, told the Ithaca Voice that testimony from a survivor can be helpful in certain situations. Though giving it can be daunting, it can also lead to closure.
People opened up about their experiences trying to prosecute their rapists on Whisper, an anonymous confessions app. Here are 17 solid reminders that regardless of the step in the process you are in, you are not alone.