Tag: believe survivors

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: ANDREA CONSTAND

Like all Survivors, Andrea Constand knows a thing or two about trauma. After coming forward about her sexual assault, Constand’s healing journey inspired her to help provide access to the information and resources she learned for all survivors. “Healing from sexual assault is a multi-layered trauma informed mind/body/spirit journey that lasts a lifetime,” Constand shared…
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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: 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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