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Breaking the Silence: Speaking Out Against Sexual Assault


Sexual assault is a silent epidemic that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, one in three women experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime, with an estimated 35% of women worldwide experiencing sexual violence at some point in their lives. Despite these staggering statistics, many victims do not speak out about their experiences.


I know firsthand the devastating impact of sexual assault and the importance of breaking the silence. Speaking out about my own experience was a difficult but necessary step toward healing and reclaiming my power. It's important to remember that healing is not a linear process, and each person's journey is unique.


It's time to break the stigma and start talking openly about sexual assault. By sharing our stories, we can support and empower each other, and work towards ending the cycle of violence. We can raise awareness and advocate for change, and create a culture where survivors are believed and supported.


If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, know that you are not alone. There are resources available, such as hotlines, counseling services, and support groups, that can provide help and guidance. It's okay to reach out and ask for help.


  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 (https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline)

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (https://www.thehotline.org/)

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (https://www.crisistextline.org/)

  • BetterHelp (virtual counseling service): (https://www.betterhelp.com/)

  • Psychology Today (directory of therapists and support groups): https://www.psychologytoday.com/


Remember, speaking out against sexual assault is not just about raising awareness - it's about creating change. Let's work together to end sexual violence and create a safer, more just world for everyone.


Together, we can break the silence and make a difference.

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Hi, I'm Brittany Goodman

Pageant Queen. Motivational Speaker. Founder of Strength Over Silence. Empowering Survivors & Breaking Barriers.

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Welcome to Bold & Beautiful, a blog documenting my journey towards the International United Miss 2023 pageant. Here, I share my experiences, challenges, and triumphs as I compete for the National United Miss title. I discuss topics that matter to me, such as body positivity, domestic violence awareness, public speaking, community service, and my platform, Strength Over Silence.

 

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