In their Shoes: Learning from Survivor’s Stories

(adapted from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

This activity will take you through the real experiences of survivors. It helps us understand the dynamics of violence and the barriers survivors face. This experiential activity can be emotional and triggering. It is designed to be frustrating, chaotic and provide a sense of the many barriers. Please look for ways to support yourself. One option is to talk to an advocate.

How does it work? 

Choose a character from the list below and click the link. You will watch a video to learn the story of this survivor.  At the end of the video, you will find out what to do next. You may be able to choose. Click on the link to watch the next part of the story.

Let’s begin. First, click on one of these links to follow a Survivor’s Story: