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Format: 2018-02-18
Format: 2018-02-18

Keeping Secrets Removes All Light - Leaving Us Alone in the Dark

After watching the movie Titanic, I decided that going on a cruise       would never be an option. I witnessed people swimming franticly for help in sub-zero water or holding onto something to keep them afloat. It seemed like a frightening way to die.

I’ve spent most of my life treading water, fighting to stay alive, or giving up, thinking death would be the best way out.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

When RealNetworks went public in 1997, the company’s leadership felt it was important to contribute to the common good, starting in their own backyard. that RealNetworks pledged to donate five percent of its after-tax profits to charitable causes—which led to the creation of the RealNetworks Foundation. Our guest blogger Kathryn Sheilds is the Foundation Director and has been a KCSARC supporter for many years.

Heroes and Heroines who are LOUD About Sexual Assault

“What are you doing to stop sexual assault and sexual violence?”

That’s what Haley Higgins asked the guests at our BE LOUD Breakfast this past February.

It’s a good question, especially for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And it turns out a lot of people are doing some impressive things – so I wanted to share with you my personal list of heroines and heroes.

Why are you LOUD?

Why are you LOUD???  I am LOUD for….

Those were the phrases echoed through the ballroom at the Sheraton on February 26, 2015 in front of nearly 1,000 KCSARC supporters. I was not one of those voices on that day…but I am today. My voice is the loudest when I write.

Why am I LOUD for KCSARC?

How I Changed my Mind on Rape Kit Testing

I've been both witness to and participant in the local and national story unfolding about the untested sexual assault evidence kits, otherwise known as rape kits. Given this, I was not surprised when Representative Tina Orwall first began talking in December about crafting new legislation to be introduced in the current session.

KCSARC looks back at 2014

It is hard to believe that we are here  again... the end of the year.  I’m like many of you, I suspect, and always love the “look back” and “best of” reflective lists of the past year. It has been a memorable year at KCSARC so I wanted to share my list of top five events of the last 12 months.

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