• Creator’s Story

    This is my experience and why I started Viperidae. I appreciate everyone for the support so far and encourage you to read. Over the course of 6 years, I have...

    Creator’s Story

    This is my experience and why I started Viperidae. I appreciate everyone for the support so far and encourage you to read. Over the course of 6 years, I have...

  • Brand Shoot!!

    So excited to announce Viperidae will be having it's first brand photoshoot! We are so excited to watch Viperidae grow. We appreciate all of the support we have gotten so...

    Brand Shoot!!

    So excited to announce Viperidae will be having it's first brand photoshoot! We are so excited to watch Viperidae grow. We appreciate all of the support we have gotten so...

  • Work in Progress

    Hello everyone!! As we all know, Viperidae is a brand new thing. We appreciate everyone who is supporting us and helping spread the word about who we are and what...

    Work in Progress

    Hello everyone!! As we all know, Viperidae is a brand new thing. We appreciate everyone who is supporting us and helping spread the word about who we are and what...

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Creator’s Story

This is my experience and why I started Viperidae. I appreciate everyone for the support so far and encourage you to read.


Over the course of 6 years, I have been sexually assaulted three different times by three different men. Not only did these things happen, my best friend Anna, who knew about the first assault, died an untimely death. The first time I was assaulted, the rapist was someone who I considered to be one of my closest friends. I only told three people about this, one including Anna. 8 months after her death, about 14 months after the assault, I told my parents about what had been done to me. Bearing these two things together was not something I could handle by myself. It was during this time I began to suffer with Major Depressive Disorder, severe anxiety and PTSD. I began taking medication to relieve me of these things, but to no avail. A few years later I was raped at a friend’s house by a man I met that same night. I tried to push through, telling myself I’d gotten through it before and I could do it again. I continued to suffer, dragging through life doing the bare minimum. Right after my 21st birthday I was raped for the last time. I was drugged in a bar I was at with friends. I fell and passed out under an 18 wheeler outside. When I was found, my friends called a boy I had been hanging out with. He took me to his apartment and left. I was woken up to a man I could not see, raping me. I still couldn’t move from being drugged but after a few minutes I was able to attempt to kick him off of me. I failed miserably and he then apologized, did not stop and punched me in the face to knock me back out. I woke up bloody and bruised, barely able to stand or walk. My parents then took me to Northport DCH where I received no help at all and ended up walking out. My mental health was out of control after this and I spent my 22nd birthday in a behavioral rehabilitation hospital. I met so many amazing women there who will continue to influence my life forever. I say all this to say it does get better. Within the almost 2 years now that I left the rehab facility, I’ve gotten my favorite car, got a new job, bought a house, adopted a rescue dog and started Viperidae. I have found my purpose, new hobbies, new friends and am always growing in life. I started Viperidae to let others know that they aren’t alone and to shed light on the tragedy of how common this is. Sharing your story could save someone’s life so I will continue to share mine. Even if you feel like it hasn’t helped anyone, you have to trust that silence doesn’t mean no support. I have put all my faith in knowing that God has put people right where they’re supposed to be and whoever needs to hear this, will. I hope that this can encourage others to share their experiences and show others they are so far from being alone in this. Please feel free to reach out to me. I will keep you in my prayers and do whatever I can do help you overcome this because if I can do it, anyone can. It is not an easy road, but having support helps tremendously.
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