Two Advocates Talk About the Sexual Assault Epidemic Affecting People with Disabilities & How We Can All Help
Reposted from the No More Blog. The following was co-written by James and Leigh Ann.
For far too long, people with disabilities and their allies have been invisible to mainstream society, forced to live in the shadows within our communities, and given little opportunity or a platform to speak out on issues we care about.
This painful reality has been especially damaging when it comes to sexual assault. While national movements like #MeToo have opened the door to establishing a growing and collective awareness about sexual harassment and assault, there remains a general lack of awareness—even a feeling of apathy—regarding the epidemic of sexual assault against people with disabilities, and how little is being done about it.
Read the full article here.