RAINN: Danyol’s Story

Please read Danyol’s important journey, he is a Survivor in life. M

Looking For The Light


“I just want people to know that they don’t have to be afraid of their truth. Your truth is important, your truth is needed.” 

Danyol Jaye was sexually abused and raped repeatedly by his older cousin between the ages of 7 and 10. The cousin enabled multiple perpetrator sexual assault when he locked Danyol in a dark closet and had his friends take turns entering the closet to sexually assault him.

Danyol first disclosed the abuse at age 15 to a close neighbor who was a friend of his mother’s. Not ready to share his story with his family, Danyol trusted the neighbor with the information. However, she immediately told his mother, who confronted him.

“It just felt like another violation. I felt in that moment that not only did my cousin violate me and take something from me, but now a person…

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