Elite Daily's Back In My Body honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. One in six American women have survived a rape or rape attempt, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). In the aftermath of an assault, survivors navigate the legal system, grapple with new attitudes towards sex and relationships, and wade through the process of recovery. There's no one-size-fits-all way to move forward, but no matter how you do it, know this: You're not alone.

You Can Develop PTSD From Sexual Assault & We Need To Talk About It

By Alison Segel
I have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a childhood sexual assault, and I feel the emotional repercussions of it every day. I hardly even remember the event itself. Bits and pieces of it, the before and after, the general feeling — those I…