scar [skahr]: a mark left by a healed wound
When I was 4-years-old, I had a terrible accident with a NYC subway escalator. It resulted in stair-shaped scars on my inner left thigh. My mother offered to pay for plastic surgery for my 16th birthday, but I refused. My scars were a part of me. And while I once did my best to hide them, I am now proud of them.
There are thousands of Black women walking around with invisible wounds that need care and space to heal and become beautiful scars. #WereSurthrivors is a campaign to compel Black women to face, name, and integrate their sexual trauma into their lives. by shattering silence, we are removing the stigma attached to sexual abuse, creating a culture of belief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or male sexual violence, ending victim-blaming, and holding perpetrators accountable.
Whether workshops or keynotes, retreats or conferences, I can help your organization integrate sex and sexuality into everyday conversation. With education comes power and with power comes action. If your community is ready to push past the stigma of "taboo" topics, I am ready to partner with you for the journey.
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