"The term “stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress."
(Source: USA DOJ, OVC definition)
for stalking victims.
Excerpt from "Now I Speak"
"Now I speak. Now I give over the words. It’s not that there is anything particularly significant about my life. I’ve experienced what countless others have experienced—a lifetime of gender-based violence, which, for me, happened to be at the hands of men. I’m not special; I’m not unique. I am set apart in that I have the privilege to share my story when millions of others cannot. My only hope is that my words will allow others to not only have a voice but have a life."
order Anna's book
On November 4th, 2011, in Port Townsend, Washington, Anna Nasset was creating a window display after hours at the art gallery she proudly called her own. When a man appeared before her with a painting under his arm, Anna experienced the briefest moment of hesitation before opening her door—and her world—to a man who would stop at nothing in his attempts to tear her life apart from that moment forward. That is, until Anna decided to stand up and fight back.
Now a fierce public advocate for creating awareness around the discreet crime that controlled her every move for the better part of a decade, Anna shares her experience as a survivor of stalking in a ruthless fight for justice in Now I Speak.
Told through a series of flashbacks, first-person narration, and evidence from the landmark case that saw her stalker receive one of the longest sentences for the crime in U.S. history, Now I Speak delves even deeper into Anna’s personal past to uncover a history of abuse and vulnerability, each experience adding fuel to the fire of Anna’s determination.
1 in 3 women, and 1 in 6 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime.
1 in 7 stalking victims report moving because of the stalking.
Stalking victims suffer much higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction than people in the general population.
Stalking victims fear not knowing what will happen next, they lose work, they lose jobs and sometimes stalking victims lose their lives.
Stalking is very rarely prosecuted due to the difficulty in proving the crime.
(Source: Stalking Prevention Awareness Resource Center 2020 Fact Sheet)