To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence

To the Survivors: One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence by Robert UttaroTo the Survivors is a deeply-moving, empowering, and brutally honest book about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words.

Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once.

Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together.

The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarity raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. Robert Uttaro believes anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.

Amazon Reviews:

This is a great book and provides wonderful insights. The honesty and authenticity really impacted me. I found myself thinking about situations in my life and my loved ones’ lives with new perspective. With all the horrible news in the world, this book shows that there are genuinely kind people who care and love. That there is a way forward. That there is always hope. I’m grateful that this book was recommended to me and I recommend it even if you haven’t experienced sexual violence personally. It’s a very meaningful read. – Amazon Customer

Families and loved ones of survivors often do not understand the process that they are going through, how long it takes for healing to even begin, and what people will feel for the rest of their lives after a traumatic event. This unknown can leave loved ones often feeling helpless, insecure, unsure of themselves and of their loved one. This book can really help the families step back reassess what their loved one has experienced and the process they will go through. – Jamie Erdman

This is a powerful book that will speak to those that have suffered any kind of trauma though it very honestly tackles the impact of sexual abuse. Survivors speak candidly about the horror they suffered – and more importantly – how they have found the strength to deal with it. Uttaro’s interview style is evocative without being intrusive. If you are seeking to learn more, gain perspective or support from the experience of others, or be reminded of the power of the human spirit, this is an important read. – Amazon Customer

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