The Force behind the Army of Survivors
Imagine getting the courage to speak up about something that had happened to you, only to be told you misunderstood, or you must be wrong. Imagine this happening hundreds of times. This is the force that created The Army of Survivors.
As survivors of sexual abuse, we were joined together through incredibly traumatic circumstances. We lifted each other up when we were in our darkest moments and now we want to be the support all survivors of sexual assault and abuse desperately need.
Created by survivors of Larry Nassar, The Army of Survivors came for a diverse pool of athletes competing at all levels: gymnasts, divers, runners, softball players, volleyball players, and more. Our unique history allows us to bring awareness to the systematic problem of sexual abuse of athletes; our goal is to end this cycle by ensuring all parties are held accountable, creating transparency in reporting, building an environment where athletes do not fear retaliation when reporting abuse, and advocating for change to protect survivors.