Let’s Talk about Sex(ual Assault)

I know you don’t want to talk about it. It’s icky and awkward and uncomfortable and infuriating and maybe it hits too close to home. But that’s exactly why we need to talk about it. See, not talking is how it keeps going on and on and on. Generation after generation after generation. Traumatizing. Terrorizing.

A silent epidemic with no cure in sight.

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18?

Think about that.

1 in 4.

1 in 6.

Children.
Sexually ASSAULTED.

No matter your political affiliation, religious beliefs, occupation, favorite color, coffee order, birth order, or any other characteristic, we should all agree that child rape should not be tolerated in our communities. And we should all be willing to do whatever on earth we can to stop it.

The easiest way to start?

Awareness and Education.

Seriously, it’s as simple as getting more people to know more about it.

So, in addition to mustering up the courage to share my story in the hopes of empowering others to speak up and speak out about this insidious epidemic, we’re also going to learn everything we can about child rape and how to stop it. And we’re going to pass that on to YOU.

And we are going to change the world.

Who’s with us?

you-have-the-power

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9 thoughts on “Let’s Talk about Sex(ual Assault)

  1. I am with you …. I know people that there lived were destroyed by this epidemic it needs to be stopped. I work with children everyday and a lot of them have traumatic childhoods. People need to be aware of what to look for and know they have a responsibility to protect children everywhere.

      • I don’t understand people who close there eyes to these horrible things. Children are so vulnerable to so many tramas and the children I work with are open to evil everyday. I am glad there are people like you who are willing to tell there stories so others can understand and make changes in their behavior to be aware of what to look for and to make a stand against this kind of evil.

  2. I was recently referred to your blog site through ACES. Having grown up in a very violent home and surviving a brutal rape, I am so grateful to find this blog! Both of you are such amazing survivors. So many parts of your individual stories mirror my own. I am just beginning my journey to thrive as I so desperately want to and to love myself and allow others to love me.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    It gives me hope.
    Annalise

    • Thank you so much for sharing your story, Annalise! Your courage inspires us to keep writing (and thriving!) You are never alone on this journey and we wish you healing, joy, and infinite love!

      Godspeed!

  3. Thank you so much for being brave! I’m so proud of you two and am definitely wanting to be more aware and educated on this so I can help whenever I can!

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