In my book, A Scarlet Fury, Madalaina became the survivor of a sexual assault. Mads had a great support system and received the care necessary to begin healing. A Scarlet Fury is fictional but sadly, sexual assault is all to real.
Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime.
Statistics like these means it is virtually impossible for you not to know someone whose life has been changed by sexual assault. If we want to see those numbers drop, things have to change and it can start with us. I’m speaking out against the injustice of sexual assault, standing strong with the survivors, and demanding a change.
RAINN is an organization worth believing in. As the nation’s leader in the fight against sexual assault, they’ve helped over 1.6 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
With your help, however big or small, we will make a tremendous impact. Just $10 – the price of one lunch – will help one survivor to take the first step toward reclaiming their life.