Whenever you hear the words "sexual assault," many people instinctively assume that the victim is female. But as you can see from this powerful photography series, it isn't always so black and white.

The pictures 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."

More info: Project Unbreakable | Instagram

#1

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Petra Christovová
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4 years ago

All such creeps should die alone, unforgiven and broken, "people" like the uncle are disgusting pieces of s*it and do not deserve anything better.

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Marcos Zamarripa
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4 years ago

It will never define you.

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#3

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh crap ..

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#4

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Karla Dominguez
Community Member
4 years ago

:( </3

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#5

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Men can't get raped!? That's just ignorant.

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#6

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Mona Chopsis
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry.

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#7

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Paul Bryson
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4 years ago

Shocking and horrifying to read.

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#8

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Kimberly Madeja
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so sorry.

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#9

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Heather McQuaid
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4 years ago

I'm so sorry this happened to you..

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#10

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Cupcakes
Community Member
4 years ago

If they care they will never hurt you. No.

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#11

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Karen Rocha
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg. Poor kid. I'm so sorry

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#12

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Melissa Apple
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4 years ago

I'm so sorry, this is unforgivable

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#13

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Melissa Apple
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4 years ago

No, I'm so sorry

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#14

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Cupcakes
Community Member
4 years ago

Only ignorant people won't believe

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#15

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel so bad for this.

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#16

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Rachel Raynor
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so so sad for you, that shouldn't have happened

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#17

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn.

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#18

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

:( No body owes it to anybody. Ever.

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#19

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Jules Burnett
Community Member
4 years ago

Shame on him.

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#20

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Brandon Mcfall
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4 years ago

I'll die happy.

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#21

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Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
4 years ago

:,( omg

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#22

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

So sorry 😢😢

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#23

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Regina Dew
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4 years ago

Whoa... omg! Whoooaaa!

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#24

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Nina Sanz
Community Member
4 years ago

It does make sense. I believe you. Forgive your parents, forgive yourself and let it go.

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#25

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

Life in prison.

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#26

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

So sorry 😢😢

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#27

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deChelca Cynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Unbreakable.

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#28

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E Menendez
Community Member
4 years ago

Though rare women can be rapists. I have heard that men can't be raped by women because they need to be hard. It would be like saying a woman isn't raped if she is wet. Both are a physiological response. Everyone has the right to say "NO" no matter what their physiological response.

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#29

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Milan Eodiguez
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4 years ago

What the hell is wrong with her? I hope she got to go to jail

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#30

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Lee Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

Now the world knows, good on you

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#31

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Ana Ryguła
Community Member
4 years ago

Jesus. What a monster she is. How can anyone do anything like this to anyone? Not to mention she was historia mother :(

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Angelika Okotokro
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4 years ago

Sorry 😢😢😢

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Smoofy
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4 years ago

I hate how people expect men and boys to like it. I fucking hate it.

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#34

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deChelca Cynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you on your triumph!

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#35

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Disgusting! I am so sorry 😢😢

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#36

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, you are unbreakabe! 💪😐

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Tammy Sheldon
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4 years ago

There are no words.

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#38

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

No, you did not! I am so sorry for you 😢😢

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#39

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Unbreakable! 💪😐

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#40

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Awful! I am so sorry this happened to you 😢😢

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#41

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

What a sick bastard he was! 😠 I am so sorry 😢😢

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#42

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giulia earheart
Community Member
4 years ago

What?!?!

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#43

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Tammy Sheldon
Community Member
4 years ago

So disturbing and excruciatingly unacceptable.

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#44

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG - this is disgusting! I am so sorry for you 😢😢

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#45

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

😢😢😢

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#46

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

They were never friends! 😠 I am so sorry for you 😢😢

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#47

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Such a bastard! 😠 I am so sorry for you 😢

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#48

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

What???? What a sick bastard! Sorry 😢😢

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
4 years ago

Aww cute .. if only such dads all burned in hell ..

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Marty Sunderland
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4 years ago

Being Unbreakable

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#51

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Tammy Sheldon
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, man. :-(

#52

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Then why??? 😠 I am so sorry for you 😢

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#53

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry but this is almost unreadable except that "Man up"

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#54

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what many of them say: "you caused it yourself!" Sick bastards!!! So sorry 😢😢

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Shauday Smith
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4 years ago

i think i'm lacking some context for this quote... is this what the attacker said before they assaulted him? like it was some sort of twisted "training" or skill building? :(

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Kimberly Puchniarz
Community Member
4 years ago

So sorry that you had a sick af predator in your life.

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry 😢😢

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#58

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Bastard, even to ask! 😠 Sorry 😢

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💖 Stacy Rae 💖
Community Member
4 years ago

This may be the saddest photo out of all of them.

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Tammy Sheldon
Community Member
4 years ago

✊🏼

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#61

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Angelika Okotokro
Community Member
4 years ago

Never again! 💪😠

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Kimberly Puchniarz
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah right, it was your words you sick predator, not your physically raping me!!! Sickest predator.

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