Have you heard of BARCC (Boston Area Rape Crisis Center)? Most people outside of the Boston area who aren't involved with sexual trauma haven't, so let me do the honors. BARCC is a space for survivors of sexual trauma. This means rape, molestation, incest, sexual assault, etc. They provide resources for survivors as well as hold groups for specific topics about sexual trauma i.e. male survivors of incest. Since publishing MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, I've been very active in spreading the message about awareness, prevention, healing/punishment in regards to rape/molestation/sexual assault. On my YouTube Channel VIEIS_ME, I discuss these topics weekly as well as mental health. This year I decided to throw an event for sexual assault survivors for FREE in hopes to get the community active about coming together to heal as well as to motivate people to expose this hidden taboo. Knowing that BARCC makes it their mission to reach out to the community at large, it only made sense for me to reach out to them. Since then, a lovely lady named Ashley Slay has been aiding me in putting Paint Your Truth together. Paint Your Truth we be held at the Hyde Park Library on November 19th from 2 pm - 5 pm. If people desire to participate, they have to sign up at the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-truth-tickets-27447469119?aff=es2.
While at BARCC Ashley stumbled on a workshop for Sexual Assault Survivors to gain structure on Public Speaking. She emailed me the sign-up form which I filled out thoroughly. The next week I was asked to come to BARCC for an interview. I accepted and nailed it. Fast forward to October 17th, and I was in a group with 9 other survivors with powerful stories of overcoming trauma. I was surprised yet humbled to be present in a room of brave individuals who are strong enough to survive as well as speak their truth. Of course, I had to recap the event with anonymity.
Watch the complete video below plus Boston Empowerment Author Vie Cine's 3 Simple Steps to enact active change to prevent or bring awareness to sexual assault.
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Be Entertained. Be Enlightened. Be Loved. ✌🏿