Category: survivors

#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LOUISETTE GEISS

Louisette Geiss is one of the lead plaintiff’s in Harvey Weinstein’s civil case and as a Silence Breaker has been instrumental in helping ignite the #MeToo Movement. Louisette shared her experience coming forward against someone with so much power with Voices in Action: ————– Louisette is a writer, actor, and mother. Lousiette’s new music, “The…
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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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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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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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#MeToo vs. Donna Rotonnu

I’ve been following the Harvey Weinstein trial since it started just over a week ago and I have questions. Many questions. We all do, I know. But there’s one that really keeps haunting me and every time I see another photo like the one below, it bothers me more and more: Are we really sure…
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It Took Two Years & 100 Women To Prosecute Weinstein. Why Aren’t We Asking Why?

On January 6, 2020, Harvey Weinstein limped into court with help from his walker and his enablers for the first day of his New York City trial to face charges of rape among other assault accusations. That same day, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office held a press conference to announce four charges against…
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