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Speaking Opportunities

Our mission is to shine the Light on topics, (abuse, self-hate, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and mental illness) that society wants to keep in the dark and assist survivors find their voice. By sharing our personal stories and opening the lines of communication, survivors can discover that they are not alone on their journey; to gain strength and healing; regain self-worth.

Speaking Opportunities: Welcome

Speaking Into Darkness covers a multitude of difficult topics that affects all ages, genders, races, and religions. This allows the flexibility to tailor the content to the specific audience for optimal engagement.

High School Friends
College Friends
Women in the Street
Session in Progress

Friends & Family

Friends and family often do not know how to help or what to say; either choosing to remain silent, brushing it off, or becoming overprotective. People who should be a source of comfort can, unknowingly, exacerbate the trauma.

Women's Groups

The reality is 1 out of 6 women will be sexually assaulted* in their lifetime. Yet no one wants to talk about it. These women, these survivors often suffer in silence; afraid to share what they have been through. 

(*RAINN statistics)
Who can they talk to? A friend? Their partner? We remain silent so that we aren't looked with pity or even as "damaged goods".

Hearing from another survivor can be powerful.

Young Adult Groups

Sexual assault and domestic violence is prevalent on our college campuses. Even in the wake of the #MeToo movement, work place sexual harassment is still a problem for both men and women. By reaching these young adults, speaking with them, showing them that, while it may be common place for these things to happen, it doesn't have to be.

Student Groups

Now more than ever, our teens are under more stress than ever before. Mental illness, suicidal ideation, self-harm, sexual assault, and relationship abuse is on the rise. Yet their cries for help are going unnoticed. By opening up the lines of communication with them, giving them a glimpse into life after high school. they can be shown that life is worth living, that they have worth, and that there are trusted people in their own lives whom they can turn to.

Speaking Opportunities: Resources
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