Category: trauma recovery

SURVIVOR STORY: JENNIFER ECKHART

Jennifer Eckhart came forward about her sexual assault working as a young reporter trying to find her place in the industry and make a name for herself. What happened after that is disheartening, but not surprising. Since reporting her assault, Jennifer has faced blame, shame, and stigmatized ridicule because she dared to tell the story…
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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: PAMELA GUEST

Pamela Guest talked with Voices in Action about her experience coming forward about her sexual assault: I was raped at my first professional audition in 1971 or ’72. The event itself is shrouded in shame and trauma so neither I nor the 3 people I told then can exactly pinpoint the date.  I never said…
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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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30 Excruciating Examples of What Real “Self Care” Looks Like

Self-care has become such a buzzword. It’s easy to understand why—by definition, taking care of yourself really comes with no downsides. But now there’s a nebulous gray area of self-care now doesn’t sit right with me. “Stay fresh, stay self cared up!” The meme gods remind me. Yes, Instagram. I shall obey. (But how exactly…
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