As a victim of sexual assault myself, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) has always had a important place in my heart. Now that I’m a mother, it holds an even bigger place in my heart. The National Sexual Violence Research Center (NSVRC) reports, “One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.” With statistics like this, how could I not want to raise awareness to this issue?
I was sexually assaulted 3 days after my 15th birthday, so I’m that one in four. The experience stripped me of my dignity, my sense of security, and my faith in humanity. I’ve been through the hells of trying to navigate the typical angsty teen issues alongside the issues that stem from being robbed of your innocence. I’ve walked through the hallways at school completely sleep deprived from the nightmares of…
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