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.
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:
This video is Featuring Brittany Collins and Tangela Hurley