Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is a very important cause for me. I am a survivor. I stand with others that have been sexually assaulted and abused. My past defined me for so long. The actions of others shaped who I was, and now I know I wasn’t to blame, and I can move on from the past. I want to help others who are still struggling with their new reality. I want them to move on as I have and survive. I have 3 children that I want to grow up in a world where they don’t have to doubt themselves or wonder what they did wrong.
Can you imagine a world without sexual violence? Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands believes that this is possible, and I want to help them make it happen.
I believe that STSM is making a difference in our community, so I am going to put on a pair of heels on Thursday, April 11, for Walk A Mile In Their Shoes. This annual event brings together hundreds of community members who believe in survivors of sexual assault and the work STSM does.
STSM offers no-cost, trauma-focused counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual violence in Lexington, Richland, Newberry, Clarendon, and Sumter Counties. They also offer education programs that work to teach people how to help end sexual violence in our community.
Videos from 2017 and 2018 with my bro Hunter: