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Format: 2019-09-15
Format: 2019-09-15

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.

Who is Believable?

We recently shared an article on the KCSARC Facebook page about Shia LeBeouf, an actor who recently came forward to say a woman raped him during his recent art show. You can see the article and the Facebook post here.

An open letter to John Grisham

An open letter to John Grisham:

I have enjoyed reading your novels and short stories for many years; however, I was very disappointed by your recent comments to The Telegraph. People look to you as an authority on the legal system because that is the subject of most your writing, but the information that you conveyed during your interview regarding the victimization of children is misguided. Here are a few things for you to consider:  

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