About The Project

Dear Survivor is a multifaceted project designed to build community, support and resources for survivors of sexual violence and their allies. This platform hosts a growing audio-visual collection empowering sexual trauma survivors through the expression of their own narratives. These stories seek to highlight survivor experiences, illustrate the prevalence of sexual violence, and question how we can break this cycle.

Conversations in society are happening, but not much has changed. For example, an American is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. And yet, survivors carry the heavy, painful burden of demanding action and engagement from their family, friends, and community.

This online platform will have spaces for both survivors and allies to share their own stories and find resources. The goal of this project is to create a safe space that fosters community and support.



About The Photographer

Rosem Morton is a documentary photographer transitioning from a decade long career as a surgical nurse. She has been a multiple grantee of National Geographic, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation and part of the World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent. Her storytelling focuses on the intimacy of everyday life amidst gender, health, and racial adversity.

As an advocate for trauma survivors, Rosem shares her own experiences through Wildflower, a widely shared personal project that received the 2020 Visa d’or Award at Visa pour I’image.

Rosem's work appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post Magazine, and NPR, among others. She regularly lectures at events, conferences and universities and has her work exhibited nationally and internationally.



About The Workbook

The Art Exploration Workbook for Survivors offers resources, tools, and guided questions to use for your own journey of healing.




The Dear Survivor Project

Dear Survivor is a multifaceted project designed to build community, support and resources for survivors of sexual violence and their allies.
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