Tag: Rape

Advanced Praise for Blackout Girl 2nd Edition August 2020 Release

It’s one of those perfect days when the sun is casting its brilliance and holding court in a crystal-blue sky. The last hold of winter evaporates on my deck as spring is declaring its rightful, albeit late, place on the calendar. It’s May, and it has been a long and strange transition from season to season. I am venturing out for my weekly grocery run. I roll down the windows as Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” comes on the radio. I turn it up and embrace that amazing feeling of driving with the windows down for the first time in months, cool air on my face and all the promises of warm weather… Read On

Closing out #SAAM with Blog on Trauma & Post-Traumatic Growth

This post first appeared on Caron.org and was written as a guest writer in their blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth I am a rape survivor. I was 12 years old when I was first raped, an experience that shattered everything I thought I knew. Neither my parents nor I knew how to cope… Read On

Blackout Girl the Documentary begins filming June 30, 2018

Blackout GirlA Documentary Film based on the Memoir by Jennifer Stormby Sylvia Caminer, Tracy Schott, and Jennifer Storm Shining a light on dark secrets reveals the path to recovery. A 12-year old girl is raped during an alcohol-induced blackout, beginning a ten-year journey into darkness. Jennifer Storm’s story teaches us important lessons about the role of trauma in addiction and illuminates a new pathway to recovery… Read On

How Trauma, Victimization and Addiction Are All Connected

Here is an article I wrote and published in The Fix… Read On

DolGer Films options Blackout Girl for Film Deal.

Today Jennifer Storm, Danielle Hall Count and DolGer Films announce an option deal to produce a film based on the screenplay adaptation of the memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, published in 2008 by Hazelden Publishing.  Jennifer Storm and Danielle Hall Count co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of the award winning memoir… Read On

Why Monday matters not only for Sandusky’s victims, but to all victims.

On Monday morning in the Dauphin County Courthouse three Penn State top ranking officials will be in court for their preliminary hearing on charges of failure to report child abuse and perjury.  As of now, Jerry Sandusky has been convicted on 45 of the original 48 charges of  sexual assault because the victims in this case took the stand to testify about what Sandusky did to them… Read On

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 of the past… Read On

The protector of the monsters are no better than the monsters themselves.

Today we will finally see long awaited charges filed against The Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier say sources to The Post-Gazette.  This is a day so many of us have been waiting for–judgement day for Spanier, accountability for his lack of leadership and his failure to act.  From the first day in November when the grand jury presentment was released I said publicly that he needed to be charged… Read On

There is no justification for rape

Published in The Patriot News on Sunday October 28th, 2012 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 to win over a voter base… Read On

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 considering the charges against Jerry Sandusky–it was their truth that lead to 45 guilty verdicts! Read On