Audrie & Daisy Documentary: Getting Help after Sexual Assault

After recently watching the 2016 documentary, Audrie & Daisy, I am compelled to urge anyone who is struggling with online bullying or the aftermath of sexual assault to get help. The documentary details the story of two teenage girls who were sexually assaulted and then bullied online (and in person to some degree) with pictures of the event(s), tweets, and other forms of online harassment. Their pain was only compounded by the fact that their perpetrators got a mere slap on the hand. You can watch the trailer for the movie here, but know that watching it may trigger strong emotions, especially if you have experienced sexual assault and/or bullying or someone close to you has.

If you can relate to their stories, please reach out and get help. You are not alone and do not deserve to be treated this way. Above all, what happened to you does not define your value and who you are as a person.

If your daughter, sister, niece, or someone close to you has experienced this, encourage them to talk to a counselor so they can get the professional help they need. (Remember, getting counseling is never a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.)

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