National Write Your Story Day Virtual Event
Writing has been psychologically proven to be the most effective tool to healing from abuse, assault and trauma. When I was writing my first book, Breaking Through the Silence: The Journey to Surviving Sexual Assault, I felt this overwhelming feeling of relief. As I wrote about what I had experienced, the heaviness I carried for 7 years was slowly being lifted off my shoulders. It’s difficult to explain, but I felt immediately lighter.
Self-care and mindfulness are extremely important, especially in colleges and universities. About 24.3% of students impacted by abusive relationships and sexual assault will drop out of college this year. They won’t seek out the resources that they desperately need. So instead, I bring the resources to them.