No More Martyrs hosts Facebook Live Discussion on Sexual Assault
In light of the recent Lifetime docu-seires titled Surviving R. Kelly, No More Martyrs hosted a Facebook Live discussion on January 6, 2019. “This was not a discussion I wanted to have. It is one that I needed to have” stated Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder of No More Martyrs. “The online chatter regarding the television series made it evident that numerous women were being triggered; some by sexual assault and molestation that happened in their youth but that was never reported”.
No More Martyrs is a mental health awareness campaign that seeks to build a community of support for Black women. In the docu-series, ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, Director Dream Hampton provides a timeline of over 2 decades of sexual assault allegations leveraged on renowned musical artist R. Kelly. The film highlights an unfortunate trend in regards to the history of sexual exploitation of Black women and girls.
During the Facebook Live Discussion, Dr. Richardson announced that No More Martyrs will host a series of webinars starting in late January and concluding in April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to provide more context, conversation and resources to those impacted by sexual assault and molestation.
“Dream Hampton brought to light an important and necessary conversation. It is now up to us as a community to make sure that the conversation continues. Our upcoming webinar series is our attempt to keep these issues on the forefront of our minds because the impact that sexual assault has on mental wellbeing is immeasurable.” - Dr. Nadia Richardson (No More Martyrs)
Click below for a full video of the No More Martyrs Facebook Live Discussion on January 6, 2019
Featured Discussion Participants Included:
Nadia Richardson, PhD
Founder, No More Martyrs
Destini Love, LICSW, PIP
Clinical Director, AIDS Alabama & Founder, Love & Associates, LLC
Jacque Austin, LPC-S, NCC
Co-Founder, Brother Let's Talk
Martez Files, PhD - ABD
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