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Breaking Our Silence Telling Our Stories about Child Abuse

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3 STRIVES TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND PROVIDE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN THROUGH CHILDRENS TRUST TRIS TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND THE ORGANIZATION HELPS TO MAKE KIDS SAFER AND ADULTS BETTER PARENTS THROUGH EDUCATION AND WILL HOLD A BREAK OUR SILENCE EVENT THAT CONSISTS OF STORIES BY PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED AND SURVIVED CHILD ABUSE AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORK WITH THOSE SURVIVORS THIS MORNING WE HAVE MORE DETAILS WITH THIS EVENT AND THAT'S MICHELLE BENNETT

GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE WELCOME TO THE SHOW THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE SO TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AT THIS EVENT? WE'RE WORKING FOR THE STORY TELLING EVENT WITH HOOT AND HOLLER WHICH IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT IS AN ONGOING STORYTELLING EXTRAVAGANZA THAT RUNS MONTHLY AND RUN BY LEIGH SHE IS SO TALENTED! SHE GOT A MILLION STORIES AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I TOLD 5 TIMES BECAUSE I LOVE TO TELL STORIES

YOU'RE BEEN ON THE STAGE AND JUST TOLD STORIES? MANY TIMES AND YOU DID IT 5 TIMES? I LOVE IT! GIVE ME A M I CROPHONE! ALL RIGHT! AND SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES I FOUND OUT SHE WAS WORKING WITH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WENT TO TALK TO PEOPLE FROM SARA SEXUAL ASSAULT GROUP

AND IT WAS SO MOVING THAT I DECIDED THAT IF I COULD, WE WOULD TRY AND DRAG CHILD ABUSE A LITTLE BIT OUT OF THE DARKNESS THAT IT IS IN AND DESERVES TO BE AND PEOPLE WHO YOU MAY KNOW HAVE SUFFERED CHILD ABUSE AND THEY'RE GROWNUP NOW AND THEY ARE SURVIVORS BUT THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT IT RIGHT AND THEY DON'T NECESSARILY TELL THEIR STORY BUT THEY HAVE A STORY AND THE STORIES ARE IMPORTANT THEY'RE IMPORTANT TO TELL AND THEY'RE IMPORTANT TO HEAR ABSOLUTELY

AND SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GATHER A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE TO LISTEN AND IT IS SUCH AN HONOR TO LISTEN MOST DEFINITELY AND THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY ON SO MANY LEVELS BECAUSE AS YOU SAID, WE NEED TO HEAR THESE STORIES WE NEED TO HEAR THEM AND SO WE'LL BE TELLING THESE STORIES? LOCAL PEOPLE HERE? LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE REGION WHO CONTACTED US OR LEIGH AND SOCIAL MEDIA IS WHERE I THINK SHE DID MOST OF THE CATCHING IS READY TO TELL AND WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE THERAPY OR THE YEARS OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY CAN TELL THEIR STORY AND ALSO HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE FIELD OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION WHICH IS WHAT CHILDREN STRESS DOES FOR THE PROGRAMS AND THOSE PEOPLE, TOO, HAVE A DIFFICULT STORY

MOST DEFINITELY IT IS HARD TO HEAR WHAT THEY ARE HEAR EVERY DAY AND WHAT KUERJ IT TAKES FOR SOMEONE TO SAY YES, I'LL STAND IN FRONT OF THE ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE AND TELL MY STORY COURAGE I APPLAUD THEM FOR THAT AND IF THEY WILL CHANGE JUST ONE PERSON'S LIFE, WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT WILL MAKE

INCLUDING THEIR OWN EXACTLY SO WHEN IS THIS ALL TAKING PLACE? THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH AT THE SPOT ON KIRKWOOD WHICH IS DOWNTOWN ROANOKE ONLY 100 SEATS VERY INTIMATE

AND THAT IS HOW WE WANT IT TO BE TICKETS ARE $20 AND THIS EVENT WAS TO TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER AND GOT CANCELLED AND THAT IS WHY IT SAYS RESCHEDULED ON OUR SLIDE BUT JANUARY 30TH IS THE NEW DATE AND I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US ABSOLUTELY! THERE IS THAT INFO FOR YOU THERE THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT WITH

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