The women and girls in this photographic journey are warriors.
They’ve fought their abusers, family members, 
friends and strangers to be 

heard, believed and supported.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the ‘me too’ movement.

Sometimes just ourphotographsare enough to speak our truth.

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Sadly, the brave women and girls appearing in this photographic journey
have endured either sexual violence or harassment. The photographer & author of this book, Sandy Kelly Sameshima, who is a survivor of childhood incest, wanted to offer other survivors of sexual violence &
harassment the opportunity to tell their stories through photographs. Many of the women and girls photographed in this book wish to help survivors and educate others on the effects of sexual violence and harassment.

Follow Sandy Kelly Sameshima on Facebook at survivingoursecretsbook, on Instagram at SurvivingOurSecrets, and Twitter @SurviveRSecrets.

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​​​​Sandy Sameshima Photography

This book is . . . 


“In this brilliant book, Sandy Sameshima uses moving and inspiring photographs to voice unspoken stories of sexual violence. This book sends powerful messages: Survivors are powerful. Survivors are not afraid. Survivors are not alone.”

-Sheela Raja, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, author of The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls.

“As a survivor, clinician, advocate, speaker, media expert, and author on sexual trauma I was honored to be asked to participate in this powerful project. Sandy’s mission to help women heal through feeling less alone through the art of photography will inspire and motivate people to feel less alone and more connected. I’ve never seen anything like the Surviving Our Secrets book and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”

-Kelley Kitley, Amazon bestselling author of MY self: An Autobiography of Survival.