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Media: R. Kelly’s ‘I Admit’: We Pressed Mute on the Pied Piper

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Jeneé Osterheldt of the Boston Globe recently interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella for an opinion piece on R. Kelly. 

Excerpt: "Reporting rape is hard for every victim, says Scaramella, who has worked to help survivors of sexual assault and rape for more than 20 years. But the hurdles grow higher when you add in factors like disability, orientation, language, and race. 'He’s been very effective at choosing folk who we as a society care about less,' she says of Kelly. 'We have to look for whose voices are not being heard or being acted on in the same way. We have to be very purposeful in creating space for marginalized groups to ensure all survivors are heard.'"

Read the full piece, "R. Kelly's 'I Admit': We pressed mute on the pied piper," online at the Boston Globe website.

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Jessica L. Atcheson
As BARCC’s marketing and communications manager, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels.Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.

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