Trauma lives in the body long after the initial incident or moment(s) of crisis and sexual assault trauma can be repressed for years only to showcase itself when triggered. Long-term effects of trauma impact everything from social behavior to the body, to the brain. Without consistent and specific trauma-informed healing resources, a survivor can suffer their entire life leading to a fragmented life.
In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
91% of victims of sexual assault are female, 9 % are male
81% of women and 35% of men report longterm impacts such as Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Healthcare is 16% higher for women who are abused and 36% higher for women who were sexually abused or assaulted as children
After Dr. Ford's testimony crisis lines reported an increase of calls upwards of 200-700%.
For far too long, trauma healing has been a lifestyle commodity outside the reach of many of the people who need it the most. High-quality trauma-informed healing resources tend to live in spaces of privilege, further widening the divide between whose trauma healing is addressed and the cost of healing is almost always placed on the survivor. These are not long-term solutions.
Our solution is to make high-quality trauma-informed healing resources readily available to anyone affected by sexual assault, so that they may RISE and (re)claim their power through our app.
We have a vision for creating an app that disrupts the narrative of trauma and delivers on-demand healing resources to those that need it most.
In this post #MeToo world, many survivors have been re-traumatized, often realizing for the first time that they too are part of this #MeToo Movement. We need to do all that we can to help facilitate long-term healing NOW.