SPEAK OUT LOUD

About mid February, I was on my way to work and the idea to talk about Sexual Abuse came to mind. I’m always reluctant when comes to certain topics because it means that I have to vulnerable. I have to share parts of my life that I’m not sure if I want to talk about. Let’s be honest when you put things out there you have to be open to talk about it. So, I reached out to a couple of young ladies that had experienced sexual abuse and asked would they be willing to talk about it. I was hoping that they would say no but they didn’t . So they agreed and wouldn’t let me back out of it either. So we set a date which was on March 9th. I’ve decided to post it on my blog. We did it live on Facebook. I didn’t know what to expect or even if people would tune in. I didn’t promote it or put out feelers about it because I was off social media. Nevertheless we had a great response. So if you have encounter sexual abuse or know someone that has. I hope that this helps you in some way.

Here are some statistics of sexual abuse:

On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States.

Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.

Millions of women in the United States have experienced rape.

  • As of 1998, an estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape.5 

Young women are especially at risk.

  • 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.6
  • Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.3
  • Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.

Here is the link if you would like to know more statistics:
https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence

This video is Featuring Brittany Collins and Tangela Hurley

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