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How Do You Embrace Your Voice?

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As we head into Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we’re excited to launch a new resource for survivors and invite you to several BARCC community events this April!

The SAAM theme this year is “Embrace Your Voice.” For some that might mean speaking publicly as a survivor, and for others it might mean deciding not to share your story—remember, it’s OK if you choose not to say #MeToo. It might mean embracing your voice by supporting a loved one or speaking out about why and how our culture needs to change. Embracing your voice might mean showing up at the Walk for Change or learning how to take action as a bystander to prevent sexual violence. What does embracing your voice mean to you in the mission to end sexual violence and support survivors? Leave a comment below! 

If you are a survivor who has been thinking about sharing your experience publicly, we have a new resource for you: Sharing Your Story: A Guide to Think through Your Options. Drawn on lessons learned from the survivors we work with, this guide will help you think through your goals for sharing your story publicly as well as the potential risks of doing so. Sharing your story is up to you, and you deserve to make informed decisions about whether and how you do it.

Check out our new resource today!

And don’t miss our April events, listed below. We’re especially excited to see everyone show up for survivors at the Walk for Change on April 22!

BARCC community events this SAAM

Sustaining Yourself in the Age of #MeToo: A Self-Care Workshop
Monday, April 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215
Learn more and RSVP online.

Facebook Live Panel: Embrace Your Voice
Featuring volunteers from our Survivor Speakers Bureau
Friday, April 6, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Tune in to our Facebook page then.

Art for BARCC: Sign Making for the Walk for Change
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215
Learn more and RSVP on Facebook.

Walk for Change
Sunday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
DCR Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135
Learn more and register today!

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Posted by Taylor Rapalyea

Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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