April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2008
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Tue, 04-01-2014 - 10:47am

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Are you doing anything this month to educate others or work on prevention efforts? 

For myself, my goal is to post somethign each day on my Facebook to provide some type of education on the subject.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 11:24am

That is really a good idea Zoe. I may consider it. Very few people know I am the victim of sexual assault and I've been debating over whether it will help or harm for me to talk about it openly.

Nancy
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2008
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 11:08pm

Thanks Nancy.

I don't really broadcast that I can personally relate to the subject but if someone were to notice the posts and ask me flat out, I think I'm in a place now where I would find it easier to at least admit it if asked.  

It's never an easy decision and even though there are a handful of people that know what happened, I still have trouble talking about it.

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best with it.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 05-16-2014 - 2:08am

I post on Facebook...
Most people who know me IRL know my story, I am pretty open about it.
In the past I volunteered to answer the phones as a phone line crisis counsellor.
I loved that!
The training they gave us was Awesome!
For the first time in my Life something good came out of something bad.
:)

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