#WeBelongInCollege Stories

from Abuse Survivors

Andrea's Story

Andrea had long dreamed of attending Georgetown University so when she was accepted, she was elated. Things changed when she was sexually abused on campus and she didn't get the support she needed from the University. And yet, she managed to persist and now is sharing her inspirational story. 

For Yahshanda, going to college meant escaping an abusive household. Still, she  felt lonely during her first year of college and sought comfort in alcohol. In her story she explains how she was able to heal after realizing that “pain is not where the journey ends, it's where it begins.”

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Yahshanda's Story