Hello! If you all are visiting my site from Craig and Katy’s project, the Art of Survival, thank you for taking an interest in ending sexual assault. If you have not already, do check out their project about sexual assault during the month of April. We all want the same thing: to bring awareness to sexual assault.
Did you know April is Sexual Assault Awareness month? I didn’t either until Craig reached out to me about sharing my story on the Art of Survival project. In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month, I have committed to 30 days of writing about sexual assault. I know this is going to be particularly emotional for me at times, but if I’m quiet, he wins, and the cycle continues with new victims like me.
Things don’t change themselves. They need people to change them.
Stigma. Acceptance. Blame. Consent. Intervention. Power. Diminish. Isolate.
These all require people. It’s on us to change things for the better, not just for ourselves, but for the potential victims. Survivors of sexual assault aren’t just survivors, they’re your friends, neighbors, classmates, and maybe even your family.
Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of gender, sexual identity, age, or ethnicity. Sexual assault isn’t done by the people you don’t know, but rather the people you do. We need to break the myths of sexual assault. If not for you, for someone you love.
Check out It’s on Us to learn more about sexual assault and to pledge to do what you can to stand up against sexual assault.
If you are a survivor, please check out the resources found at notalone.gov.