Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence are not topics many individuals feel comfortable discussing. They are topics that people often make jokes about, ignore, keep hidden, or even look over entirely. Many do not even acknowledge that these topics exist strictly because they have never experienced them or had someone they know experience them. Having those factors in place unfortunately makes these topics invisible. Fear is a very predominate emotion, and most individuals feel that if these topics are discussed then that takes away their feeling of “invincibility.” The truth is no one is invincible to anything. Speaking from experience, and the fact that my rape occurred when I was 18, furthers my belief that there is power in knowledge as well as in being proactive.
This blog is also a way to spread the word of prevention, show others the positives of getting involved, as well as providing a safe place for those who need support, have questions, or just want to become better informed. I encourage everyone while reading the blog to keep an open mind, and to feel open to asking (in an appropriate manner) any questions they may have. While I reserve the right to choose to decline questions based on nature and my own comfort level, I will do my best to answer what I can to the best of my ability. Here are a few things to keep in mind when posting any feedback:
1. I state now that this blog is strictly my thoughts and opinions. In no way shape or form is anyone else responsible for what is posted.
2. While constructive criticism, positive advice/comments, and any other positive educational information is very much welcomed- anything of an abusive nature will not be tolerated. I reserve the right to delete or block anyone who chooses to take such action.
3. I encourage you to read over your comments, posts, etc. before submitting them to make sure they follow the appropriate guidelines. If you have any questions on posting or what would be appropriate to post, please direct all inquiries to
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4. If you find while reading anything listed in this blog that you realize you need help, or even wish to seek resources for a family member, friend, etc., I encourage you to visit www.SCCADVASA.org or call the office at
803-256-2900 for more information on getting help.
This blog is not to be seen as a form of medical advice; it is simply an informative blog of thoughts and opinions.