Most of you probably don't know that I volunteer at a Rape Crisis Center.
This is a place/cause/program near and dear to my heart, home, and body.
I have been working on a project with the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (where I volunteer),the Virginia Action Alliance, and Germanna Community College to host an art show called The Art of Surviving.
If you are in the area come show your support of survivors of sexual assault. We are having an opening reception 2 June 2011, 4-6pm at Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg Campus, Dickinson Bldg. 3rd floor.
Here is a sneak peek of the artwork done by survivors of sexual assault. Art can be so empowering in even simple circumstances, it can have an even more powerful effect on trauma survivors.
**Some of the poerty and images may be difficult for survivors.
"There are no words to describe what it feels like to be raped...in my art, I found my voice." --Anonymous
In the city of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and King George counties in Virginia contact Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault.
RCASA's Hotline 1-540-373-1666
State resources can be found at RAINN.org :
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
ONLINE National Sexual Assault Hotline: https://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/
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