Episode Ten - Allie Brenner

 

Allie hopes to continue volunteering as a physical therapy tech and help others even more.  She says “ My disability has helped me in a lot of ways because if I didn’t have this disability, I wouldn’t have been here, I wouldn’t have discovered this program, I wouldn’t have met these kids I wouldn’t have become a cheerleader.  It’s blessed me in a lot of ways but at the same time it’s been a struggle, but it’s been good in a lot of ways too.”

In the 2nd half of the podcast Cyndy Schalter-Salsido from Turning Point Macomb and I discuss a documentary called "Audrey and Daisy". The film was shown at an event held by  Turning Point Macomb to raise awareness about sexual assault.

The documentary includes the stories of two high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyber-bullying. The documentary follows their outcomes through time, social media, court documents and police investigations.

Cyndy talks about how the internet can victimize sexual assault survivors and how parents need to be aware of things shared on social internet.

April is "Sexual Assault Awareness" Month, and Turning Point Macomb has several events planned. We discuss how you can support those you love who are survivors and get help to those who need it.

 


(Cyndy Schalter-Salsido)

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