Confessions of a college-aged rape survivor

I have a confession. I’ve been holding something in for 4 months now. It’s something that will affect the rest of my life. I can’t keep it in anymore – I won’t stand by and let others be affected when I could have spoken out to raise awareness. 320 more words



If you’re reading this, then you’re about to learn a lot about me. It’s important that you know why I’m writing. Even though it frightens me to put myself out there like this, I want to share my story so that I can raise some awareness. 74 more words


Supporting Students Reporting Sexual Assault

If the news lately has been indicating anything, it is that the somber subject of sexual assault is commanding more attention. None of us can argue that this particular misconduct is widespread and can have severe effects on its victims. 260 more words

University Wellness Program

2015 SAPR Campaign Materials

To prepare for the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) in April, the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has released campaign materials online. 35 more words

Campaign Materials

Student Org. Spotlight: CARE

CARE president Charity O’Connor at a fall meeting.

CARE is a 24/7 sexual assault hotline for the JMU community. Calls are taken any time the university is in session. 482 more words


Rape Culture in Ogden | A Debut

Sitting down to write about an experience you had over a year ago is not easy. And not because I don’t remember every detail, but because I do. 1,366 more words

Sexual Assault Awareness

When "No" falls on deaf ears.

January 18th, 2014, 11:30 PM, I am sitting in the back of a New York City taxi, in hysterics and sobbing in my best friend’s arms as we drive away from an apartment on the Upper West Side. 1,702 more words