On average, there are 20 victims of physical violence every minute by an intimate partner, which equates to over 10 million women and men in the US. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Furthermore, in just one day, physical violence hotlines receive over 20,000 calls. Those stats are mind-boggling and sadly with the recent forced quarantine, stay-at-home orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic, those numbers are actually going up. This is a tragedy that is taking place everyday.
Rob’s guest today is Shannon Henry. Shannon is the President and Founder of SASS GO, a nonprofit dedicated to providing trauma-informed programming designed to reduce risk, build confidence, and empower women and girls to defend themselves against physical and mental risks to their wellbeing. Unfortunately, Shannon’s life was changed forever when she was sexually assaulted by a high school boyfriend. She knows first-hand that sexual assault can make someone feel ashamed and isolated. However, Shannon has transformed that painful experience into an unshakeable resolve to help other girls and women who have also experienced sexual assault.
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