I was raped by my gymnastics coach; 'We were trained to say nothing bothered us'

Over the years I have been the beneficiary of this woman's fierce truth, her strength, and her kindness. She has been a friend offering comfort when needed and an inspiration fueling the fire to move this project forward. In light of the attention given to USA Gymnastics failures (and worse) she told her story to espnW. It is with respect, love and admiration that I share her story here, knowing how great an impact it can and will have on those who may feel that they are lost, or alone. -- Chris Gavagan, dir. Coached into Silence

‘Former gymnast felt compelled to share her ordeal...in the hopes that her story, when added to the voices of other young women, can help to enact change.'