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Finding Our Voices is a non-profit organization in Colorado Springs that sponsors an art exhibit each April. The event showcases artistic expressions of survivors of sexual abuse and their allies. Artists are invited to exhibit in the annual April FOV Art Show for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

FOV says "Be Real"

What can you do when someone tells you that she has been abused?

You can BE REAL

B Believe her and believe in her*

E Educate yourself; share your knowledge

R Reassure her that is was not her fault

E Empower with information and resources

A Ask what you can do and do your best

L Listen without judgment to what is said

*It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are abused. The female pronoun represents both genders.

Prepared by Lynn C. Tolson, author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story

and founder of the Project for TEARS: Telling Everyone About Rape & Suicide

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