I am a survivor of domestic violence and a neuroscientist-turned domestic violence advocate. My abuser and I were both graduate students in a neuroscience PhD program. After the relationship ended, I feared that speaking out and telling the truth would have detrimental consequences for my career. So I stayed silent. I started this blog as an outlet to be able to anonymously share my story and hopefully, encourage others to do the same. As I began to speak out through blogging, I found the strength to tell more and more people about what really happened and began to truly heal.  And in the process, I found something I love more than neuroscience – spreading awareness about domestic violence and helping other women speak out. So, I recently decided to leave my PhD program with my master’s degree and start a career in domestic violence advocacy. I am not exactly sure what lies ahead, but I truly believe that this is what I am meant to do. Speaking out has changed my life, and I hope that by using my voice, I can help empower change. And if there is one thing I know for sure, it is that I will never again be silent.