No one wants to believe sexual assault can happen to them, to their child, sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, friend, or to someone in their community. We understand that, but the fact is quite different. It has happened to someone close to you. The backlash, victim blaming, and isolation a survivor can face after sexual assault by the community can be almost as painful and damaging as the crime itself, creating secondary victimization. It’s important that communities and institutions continue to work towards creating a supportive process following sexual assault.