Erika W. is a weight and wellness coach and a very recent sexual abuse survivor. This is Erika’s commentary on her first recorded conversation with Torah. They both have some very important feedback on the post-assault process that is very helpful and educational for viewers, survivors and supporters of survivors. This part ends on a very hopeful, positive note.
PLEASE watch Part 1 (Episode 16) where Erika shares her story on film for the first time. It just so turns out that that is Torah’s very first time to release her story on film, too, so we are seeing a dual debut.
We will continue checking in with Erika throughout this season to document her journey. This is a very rare opportunity to see what a survivor goes through from the very beginning––the immediate aftermath of assault––and how the process plays out over time. We hope that you continue to come back and refer to this story, as well as all our other survivors’ stories, as an educational resource and to help spread awareness about the facts of our assault impacts us.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). In solidarity with #SAAM, we have placed their teal ribbon on this month’s episodes. Teal is the official color of SAAM. The teal ribbon is the symbol of sexual violence prevention. Please read the episode synopsis for more information about #SAAM and how you can help and/or be helped as a survivor.
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