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#WHENIREPORTED: BRITTANY PERRINEAU

Brittany Perrineau, actor, mother, activist, and board member of Voices in Action, shared her experience of being the family member of a survivor of sexual assault: “She held it in for almost 6 years. She was scared, frightened, damaged. She contemplated suicide, and suffered in silence. When she finally broke, and told me her trauma,…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: ALEXIA NORTON JONES

Alexia Norton Jones, writer, award-winning poet, tao healing arts practitioner, former actress, and Silence Breaker (to name a few), shared her motivation and experience of coming forward about her assault with Voices in Action: Alexia Norton Jones was born into the center of the Civil Rights Movement as the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King,…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: BRENDA TRACY

Brenda Tracy, actress, mother, producer, writer, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault: My best friend was in the next room when I was gang raped. She told me if I went to court she would testify against me. You don’t expect your family & friends to protect the abuser,…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LARISSA GOMES

Larissa Gomes, actress, mother, producer, writer, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault: “How do you describe the way emotions get stuck within you? The way they play over and seem to alter all the hard work you’ve done to overcome trauma, they way they amplify or they turn the…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LOUISE GODBOLD

Louise Godbold, Executive Director of Echo Training, trauma expert, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault with Voices in Action: ———— “I pushed ‘publish’ on my blog and went on with my day. That night, I checked and only few people had viewed the blog. The next morning I went…
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Drew Dixon: #WHENIREPORTED

Drew Dixon, former Vice President of A&R Records, producer, writer, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault. ” I didn’t want “rape victim” to be part of the story of my life. I wanted to be a star record executive, an incredible music producer, a winner. I thought rape victims…
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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Domestic violence involves an intentional pattern of physical, emotional, economic, and other tactics used to instill fear and to coerce intimate partners to act against their own will or best interests. Sexual assault is often part of this pattern of abuse. Statistics have long shown that perpetrators of sexual abuse–especially violence–are repeat offenders. But research…
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Domestic Violence in a Stay Home World

It’s a pandemic inside a pandemic, and one that could have been–and was–accurately predicted by any experienced service care provider: In the world of lockdown due to COVID-19, cases of domestic violence are on the rise, but calls and reports have fallen drastically. As the world shuts down, so does the willingness of victims to…
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Jessica Barth responds to Weinstein conviction

Jessica Barth; Actress, Writer & Founder, Voices in Action Hearing the verdict today was a surreal culmination of what has been the past two years. Speaking out against, arguably, the most powerful & most vindictive producer in Hollywood has not come without great sacrifice to our careers, personal lives & well being. Yet, we continued.…
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Jessica Mann says the word “no” was a trigger for Weinstein,

“If he heard the word ‘no,’ it was like a trigger for him,” said Jessica Mann, choking back tears on the stand of the Harvey Weinstein trial. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one that is commonly overlooked. So let’s put it out there again: Sexual assault and rape are not about the sexual…
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