Brave Voices Break the Silence

To End Childhood Sexual Abuse

Our Mission is to:

End childhood sexual assault by breaking the silence.

Singer: Kate Dams | Speak Up ℗ 2023 Damien Braeckman | Released on: 2023-07-01

Brave voices commit to ending the silence

Brave voices break the cycle of silence that perpetuates childhood sexual abuse. Every adult contributes to the reduction of harm by speaking up. Join the Brave Voices Movement. Use your voice to normalize the conversation.

We at Brave Voices believe not just parents, but all adults – families and our communities – are responsible for ensuring that children have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. 

Those who harm depend on silence. We want to prove to them that silence is no longer a reality in our world.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

Your Voice Matters.

Please watch this minute-long video.

We Brave Voices:

  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: You protect children from Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) by ensuring children have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • CONTINUALLY EDUCATE: You learn, listen, and speak about the devastating problem of CSA and its prevention.
  • SHOW COURAGE: You find courage to use your voice, even when it shakes.
  • SPEAK UP: You use your voice at every opportunity to present awareness and prevention by normalizing the conversation of CSA.
  • ALWAYS PROTECT: You protect children by speaking up whenever there’s concern they may be in danger of CSA. 
  • ALWAYS PREVENT: You use your power to prevent CSA from occurring to children in your care.
  • WHEN A CHILD DISCLOSES THEY HAVE BEEN HARMED – Always say, “I hear you, I see you, I believe you, I am here with you, you are not alone, I’m sorry this happened to you AND we will get through this. I love you. The person who harmed you is responsible and we will hold that person accountable while keeping you safe from further harm.  
  • ALWAYS REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT: make what happened explicitly clear- document the observable evidence. 

You can use your Brave Voice to heal and bring awareness to childhood sexual abuse (CSA). 

Meet the founder of Brave Voices


Through my personal journey of healing from CSA, I have found my brave voice. And now practice having courageous conversations, even when my voice shakes.

Speaking up, normalizing the conversation of CSA prevention is complex, there is no quick fix, there are no easy answers. 

Address all the aspects and the complexities to end the disturbing reality we now live in, will take time, practice, patience and perseverance. 

I invite you to stand up alongside me by joining the Brave Voices Movement today!

-Cheryle Gail Grace

Together we are stronger!

Video credit: Brad Beldner

If you would like to volunteer your time, please check out our current volunteer roles and fill out the application form.

For anything else, please contact us through the form on our Connect page.

Support Brave Voices

Spread the Word!

Please post the Brave Voices web address across your Nextdoor, List Serve, and Social Media networks.

Think about conversations that need to happen that are not happening:

  1. Speak up about CSA prevention in front of children, (in age-appropriate ways). We can not expect them to talk about things they do not hear being discussed.
  2. See something, say something. Listen to your intuition. Ask questions, pay attention, be vigilant, and get educated. Example, If someone discloses harm – I BELIEVE YOU; Thank you for telling me; I’m sorry, we will help you get through this. 
  3. For those harmed, make a police report no matter how long ago it happened.
  4. Share your lived experiences on the BV Community Page on Archive Storycorps so it will be heard and matter, then be stored in the Library of Congress.