Be Heard

Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma are invited to share their stories here on My Duty to Speak. Your strength and courage help other survivors know they are not alone, and that we will not tolerate these crimes or let them go silently. Together, our stories will help our military work toward eliminating sexual violence.

Please Note:

* All submissions are screened prior to posting.
* You may send your submission to us anonymously, but please let us know where you are from.
* All participants must read and agree to the terms in the release form listed below.

My Personal Essay Release Consent and Agreement

I hereby irrevocably agree and consent that My Duty to Speak, (ORGANIZATION) may use all or part of the PERSONAL ESSAY created by my organization and/or me and submitted for My Duty to Speak, to post on
ORGANIZATION has the right to use my PERSONAL ESSAY in any way ORGANIZATION sees fit. I shall not now – nor at any future time – be entitled to, nor shall I make claim to: 1) any wages, royalties or compensation of any kind for my PERSONAL ESSAY; and/or 2) ownership or executive interests in my PERSONAL ESSAY.
The rights granted herein to ORGANIZATION are perpetual, worldwide, and include the use of my PERSONAL ESSAY in any print or electronic medium available now or that may become available in the future – including, but not limited to, print media and the Internet.
No other agreement, statement, or promise not contained or referenced in this Personal Essay Release Consent and Agreement shall be valid or binding.
ORGANIZATION is not obliged to make any use of my PERSONAL ESSAY or exercise any of the rights granted to it by this release.
All rights granted herein, by me to ORGANIZATION, as well as all terms of this agreement and consent, shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of ORGANIZATION.

MyDutytoSpeak and its affiliates and members are not liable for anything posted on here. All liability that might arise from a testimony is that of the original writer.
I have read and understand the meaning, terms and conditions of this “Personal Essay Release Consent and Agreement.”

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