This student bravely shares the painful details of an assault that took place her freshman year at Saint Joseph’s. She discusses what she went through as a result both socially and emotionally, recounting how deeply she was affected, and remains so to this day. The stigma surrounding sexual assault has made things harder for her, however she’s found that the knowledge of not being alone in her experience, as well as opening up about it to others have greatly assisted her in healing and putting it behind her. She refuses to allow herself to be defined by what happened, and hopes that her story might be able to help or provide comfort to others who may be facing similar situations.
This video was created in collaboration with the person depicted and/or represented in a story read by another. All persons reviewed and signed consent forms granting permission to share this story online. If you or anyone you know have experienced any form of assault or racism on campus please consider the following campus resources: The Bias Activity Review Group, which connects to Public Safety (https://sites.sju.edu/oid/bias/), CAPS (610-660-1090), TitleIX titleIX@sju.edu, REPP (*confidential support) 610-733-9650 (24 hr. Peer Helpline), or SJU Public Safety 610-660-1111.