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The Aftermath of Sexual Violence

I was pondering yesterday about the ripple effects that sexual violence creates in the lives of so many, particularly within ones own self-esteem and comfort level with sex thereafter.  At times I can be so hard on myself, thinking that after 26 years from the first act of violence I endured should be a thing […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month I am excited to bring you a guest blog by Kevin Hines. Kevin has reached international audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and will to live. When Kevin was 19-years old, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his own […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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1 in four females and 1 in 6 males will become victims of sexual violence by the time they reach the age of 18.  April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it’s a perfect time to begin much needed preparation to help you avoid becoming a part of that horrific statistic.   As a […]

What we need to learn about Kevin Clash and the Elmo story

    By: Jennifer Storm The general public still lacks an in-depth understanding of predatory behavior; the coverage of the recent allegations against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, is only a painfully clear illustration of this.  The entire cast of ABC’s The View spoke endearingly of Clash as each woman said she would stand by […]

Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober.

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Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober. That is 180 months, 780 weeks and 5,479 days. But really, I have only one day. This day. Today. That is all any of us have really. In writing my books and speaking across the country I have been beyond blessed to have people […]

There is no justification for rape

Published in The Patriot News on Sunday October 28th, 2012 By Jennifer Storm Richard Mourdock, U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana, said in a debate Tuesday that pregnancies resulting from rape are God’s will. Mourdock’s ignorance of the horrific aftermath of sexual violence is one example among many candidates who are politicking rape in an attempt […]

In light of Sandusky case I am reminded of my own testimony 25 years ago…

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions, sitting in court watching as each brave victim of Jerry Sandusky came forward and told their truth. They were each so honest, so raw and so real and indeed in the end it was their words that the jury held in the highest regard when […]