Hi, I wanted to share with you guys some songs I’ve written about my experiences with sexual assault. For me it can be comforting to find music that I identify with. I’ve noticed there isn’t a ton of music about trauma and the after math of it all, so my hopes with this channel is to create a safe place for people to know they are not alone and can find comfort. 

The first song I want to share a link to is an encouragement to everyone who’s ever been called a liar when they’ve come out about the abuse. 

They say “You’ve made it all up and that you need to be quiet. Now’s not the time to speak your mind. Don’t you realize you could ruin his life?”

Yet the truth remains between him and you. They weren’t there, so they can’t say what he did or didn’t do. When they tell you that you are lying think to yourself or say, “Since you weren’t there you can’t know and if you claim to— the only liar here is you.”

Not A Liar:

https://youtu.be/9i7mz0EMiOI

The next song is about my experience of not disclosing about the abuse for a long time because there was no one to tell. 

What’s Been Done in The Dark: 

https://youtu.be/7fM4eXhtD-A

The last song is personal about a specific time I was assaulted and all the emotions I felt. 

Starring Right Through Me: https://youtu.be/rLYgx6-m5h4


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18 comments

  1. Turnschaosintoart Day Captain

    peacehopemusic
    I listened to your music and it touched me. You have an amazing voice. Your lyrics were very relatable. I am so proud of you for sharing and trusting us with such a huge part of you. Thank you so much. Music is an amazing thing in the way it hits certain emotions and says what you are feeling even when you dont know what that is. I hope you continue to write more and continue to heal. You are so brave. Keep writing and singing your songs. And know we are here for you either to listen to your music or anything else you may need.

    Kristin

  2. Rustin Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    I think that it is great that you have found an outlet and somewhere to express yourself. Putting these on YouTube was a great idea because I’m sure that others need to know that there are more people out there that have feelings and emotions that may match what you are feeling as well. Thank you for this effort!

  3. dzreid Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic!
    I am so glad that music has helped you! That’s awesome that you were able to share them on YouTube. Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful work! I’m so encouraged & glad that you found an outlet that is so beneficial & healing! I’d say this that this an excellent way to express your experience. I hope you continue writing & sharing.
    Dawn

  4. meg Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic!!!

    First, oh my goodness you are so incredibly talented. I will be singing Not A Liar forever now. Thank you for being so giving with your art and sharing with us your trauma and healing. You are doing something magnificent by sharing your music and turning such horribly complex traumas into something to help not only yourself but others to know they’re not alone. You have a beautiful heart. Thank you thank you thank you. Please continue to share with us. If you ever need the support you are offering all of us with your music, know that we support and love you just the same.
    -Meg

  5. Erin O'Callaghan Day Captain

    Thank you for sharing these with us. I hope that it helped to write up these songs and was really cathartic. Come back whenever you need!

    Erin

  6. aegardiner Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    Thank you so much for sharing your music. Putting your feelings and thoughts into music to share your story is a great idea to help yourself and others.

  7. Lex Volunteer

    Hello peacehopemusic,

    Thank you for sharing your music with us. I am glad you found music as an outlet to share your emotions! I’ll be listening to them tonight!

    All the best,
    Lex

  8. Natalie M Day Captain

    Hi there,

    Thank you for sharing your music with us! It takes a lot of courage to write and share about your story and your journey! You are so brave and so strong! Thank you for supporting other survivors as well!

    -Natalie

  9. Amysue43 Volunteer

    Thank you for sharing these! Thank you for providing this additional support for not just yourself but others. It’s amazing what music like the can do for others.
    Stay strong <3

  10. Ashley Day Captain

    peacehopemusic,

    Thank you for allowing our community to learn about your story through the music you have created.

    I agree that there isn’t too much music that discusses the aftermath of sexual violence; I’m thinking that the people who come across your music will certainly find comfort. I wish that you would have had someone to confide in about the abuse sooner.

    Please feel free to come back at any time.

    Ashley

  11. Marissa Day Captain

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    Thanks for sharing your music with us. It’s amazing! I’m glad you were able to find such a powerful outlet for your feelings. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you. We support you!

    Marissa

  12. Solongago Volunteer

    Your music is awesome. Thank you for sharing. Music does reach inside of us and it brings us out. It can be very healing.

  13. haesol Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    Thank you for sharing these links with us! I’ll be sure to check them out.
    It’s a really good thing that you’ve found music as a means of support to help you cope, I’m truly so glad you found it.
    I hope you are well, and don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how you’re doing if you ever feel like doing so.
    All my best,

    -sol.

  14. tolleytn Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    Thank you so much for sharing the links to those songs! I’ll definitely be listening to them soon. I’m glad you are able to find an outlet in coping with your abuse. Sending lots of love your way 🙂

    – Tiffany

  15. candyappleb Volunteer

    Hi peacehopemusic,

    Thanks for sharing these with us! I often find that it’s easier to communicate through music as well. I’ll have to take a listen. Please feel free to share with us again!

    All the best,
    Becca

  16. rkr18 Volunteer

    peacehopemusic

    Thank so much for sharing your music. It’s amazing that you can put your experiences into words. It needs to be heard!!

    -Marie

  17. jcas120 Volunteer

    Hello Peace Hope Music,

    Thank you so much for coming by to share this with us. I’m grateful you found out about our organization. I think what you’re doing with music is amazing! You’re right, there isn’t much much music about trauma directly. I really like what you’re doing here and it also seems like this is therapeutic. I hope others can be inspired by what you did and do the same if they wish.

    Putting yourself out there and creating this music is very brave of you. I’m thankful you did this! You can also come by anytime to share more music or stories with us.

  18. sfmbelle413 Day Captain

    Hey there peacehopemusic,

    Thank you for sharing these songs. It shows incredible strength to share these experiences with others. Your songs are beautiful and I’m glad you were able to find an outlet to help you heal. Music can be healing in so many ways and is a great positive coping skill. I hope you continue with music and singing about things that drive you. Keep on fighting. We are here for you.

    Sending light,
    SFM