Tag: sexual assault

Suicide Prevention Month: There is Hope After Trauma: The First Step to Coping

Unthinkable loss and insurmountable grief were felt across the country when the news broke of the death of Daisy Coleman, an outspoken high school sexual assault survivor who went on to create Safe Bae an organization dedicated to educating other high school students on consent and sexual assault. She stared in the Netflix documentary about her story and the impact of social media on survivors in Audrie &… Read On

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

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

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

Jennifer will appear on TruTV tomorrow morning live at 11:15 AM

Jennifer will be on TruTV’s In Session tomorrow morning live at 11:15 AM to discuss her new book Echoes of Penn State: Facing Sexual Trauma available on amazon.com for purchase for only $1.99 Award-winning author and nationally recognized victim’s rights advocate, Jennifer Storm, has written a powerful response to the Jerry Sandusky adolescent sex abuse case in a new CRP Editions e-book release, … Read On

Jennifer appears on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer about Sandusky case.

See the video below of Jennifer being interviewed about the victims experience in the Sandusky case.  As a survivor herself, Jennifer talks about how hard it can be to take the stand against your assailant but how important it is to speak up and speak out to stop the predator from continuing the abuse… Read On