Friday, July 18, 2008

Back to reality for me

These last few weeks have been exhilarating and exhausting with the birth of my new baby, SpookyTime Jingles. With this process came much neglect of my family duties,
as well as my volunteer work as a first responder for people in crisis from sexual assault & domestic abuse.

In the last 6 weeks I have been called on countless calls to respond as an advocate/counselor for victims and I just could not go. Fatigue, obligations, etc...

Anyway, my point to this is that Sexual Assault is a silent epidemic in this country and across the world. Domestic abuse is also somehow ignored or passed over as "well she or he could just leave". It is just not that simple.

Please watch this amazing 2 minute trailer of the Finding Angela Shelton Documentary. You may have seen her on Oprah, 48 hours, Larry King and countless other media outlets, as she is "The big mouth warrior" against abuse.

Angela Shelton is a survivor of childhood sexual assault by her father. She decided to see what would happen if she looked for other Angela Shelton's across the US to see what their lives are like. The results were stunning. Over 70% of the 60+ Angela Shelton's she interviewed had been victims of sexual or domestic abuse.

Talk to your children about touching and safety and raise your boys to value women. The more we talk about it, the harder it will be to sweep it under the rug.

The entire documentary DVD and her new book are available should you be so inclined.

1 in 6 will be sexually assaulted before they are 16 years old!
1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

OVER 70% are by a friend or relative of the family!!!


Here is a link to the full story about a mother and her 3 children and how they got away from their violent sexual abuser of a father. They have asylum in another country from the UNITED STATES!!! The mother is now sought by the FBI to be imprisoned for removing the children from their father who the last time he had them fractured the babies skull. You can help by signing a petition to let them come back to the US without being jailed.

If you or someone you know needs help contact RAINN for confidential help and guidance.


Designs by CK said...

Dani ~ Popping in to say a belated hello & wish you a great weekend. :)

PS: What a great cause to support!


Laurie Hardin said...

I had no idea you were also involved in such noble volunteer work. WOW-super lady!!

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