Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-21 23:38:27 –
Colorado Springs — Finding Our Voices is a Colorado Springs non-profit organization that helps survivors of sexual assault through the art of healing.
“It’s as easy as making bread and crocheting, but when it’s an activity in your hands and mind, the trauma moves out of your body,” Finding said. Joyce Aubrey, founder of Our Voices, said.
The· Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) says that every 68 seconds, Americans are being sexually assaulted. Aubrey says she endured her own sexual trauma.
“As a successful retailer for 20 years, I started having a flashback of childhood sexual abuse,” Aubrey said.
Writing helped Aubrey overcome adversity, and even led her to write a book based on her recovery.
“I wrote every day for five years and had over 20 journals,” Aubrey told FOX21.
Aubrey founded Finding Our Voices as a way to safely recover through creativity by giving survivors access to paint, art, dance and more.
“Looking back, I’m sure we’ve helped more than a thousand people,” Aubrey said.
Today, Aubrey wants to help more people through Denim Day, an event outside the Pioneer Museum on July 29th. Denim Day is an international celebration that began in the late 90’s after a woman was accused of rape for wearing skinny jeans during the assault.
This year’s event will host a denim fashion show near El Paso County Courthouse.
“We call on courts, the judiciary, and the general public to help survivors, not criminals,” Aubrey explained.
The community is invited to solidarity with the survivors by wearing and buying jeans ticket To help you find our voice.
Donations are also welcome.
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