Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in America. Victims often grapple with feelings of guilt, isolation, and shame in the wake of their encounter, and many choose to stay silent. AfterWords seeks to put a voice to those experiences and all the ones that follow. By exploring the various ways a sexual assault can affect a person, we hope to build a community that unites both survivors and their allies, empowers them to move forward, and breaks the cycle of silence.