Jul 15, 2014

In an effort to put an end to rape and sexual assault for good, EBONY.com launched the series, “Ending Rape 4Ever.”

Lori S. Robinson, author of I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault is the special guest editor for the series. Robinson is a journalist and her work has been published in the Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and several national magazines.

Having survived being the victim of rape herself, Robinson states, “As special guest editor of the ‘Ending Rape 4Ever’ series on EBONY.com, I’m again honored to have the opportunity to raise awareness and to promote the elimination of rape from our community—forever.” She continued to say, “I am committed to breaking the silence. One out of every six women in this country has experienced a rape or attempted rape. Rape is personal to a lot of us.”

In the first installment of the series, Robinson shares excerpts from her book, which sheds a public light on the pain and trauma rape can cause to an individual.

To read more, please visit EBONY.com. Readers can join in on the conversation, by tweeting their thoughts and testimonies to @ebonymag with the hashtag #EndingRape4Ever. Questions and suggestions are encouraged as well by simply emailing EndingRape4ever@ebony.com. New content will be published every Monday.

This is a very personal series to me.  Although I've never been raped (I did have two close encounters), one of my best friends was raped during our senior year at FAMU.  That year changed my life immensely.

Click here to read the first installment.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this series.

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