By using the stories of survivors I want to help break the taboo of silence and shame. They were victims as children but now they see themselves as survivors, no longer stuck in the trauma. They shared their stories with me in order to encourage others to break their own silence and help break the power of the taboo, which only perpetuates the original abuse. Over the course of six years, I have built close relationships with the individuals whose stories comprise this project. I took a series of portraits of them, interviewed them and recorded their testimonies. They shared their private world and recalled the traumatic experiences that took place many years ago. I photographed the places and the triggers that the survivors relate to the traumatic event, capturing their memories. In some cases, survivors invited me to photograph the actual places where the abuse occurred; other times I photographed other elements that triggered their memories such as an object or a place that they relate to their childhood trauma.'