Once you see someone suffering through a flashback, you never forget it. It isn’t like a dream. You can’t shake them out of it; you can only watch. A close friend of mine went through this again and again for three years after he was raped at the age of 15, and he was afraid to […]
Tickets on sale for Our VOICE’s 40th anniversary celebration at Diana Wortham Theatre Our VOICE has been advocating for and supporting victims of sexual abuse for 40 years, and a huge part of that work has been addressing difficult topics and situations that too often go unspoken. It’s fitting then, that the organization’s 40th anniversary […]
Around 100 friends and supporters of LBGT issues marched from Montford to Pack Square this afternoon. Photos by Bill Rhodes
Around 500 people gathered in front of the courthouse Saturday for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Men pranced around in pumps and stilettos downtown Sunday to raise awareness about sexual assault, violence, and rape. OurVOICE hosted the event to film a promotional video for their third Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which takes place April 28.
Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or just interested in the natural world, experiencing adventure on the big screen sounds pretty good this time of year.
More than 50 health-and-safety advocates gathered Dec. 1 at The Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville to talk about sexual violence, abuse and marginalization. One of them, Jill Brenneman, told her own heartbreaking story of being a sex slave and a victim of intense abuse. (Brenneman pictured here; photo by Bill Rhodes)
The Saturday, April 30, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event featured almost 500 people donning high heels and strolling through downtown Asheville. Aimed at raising awareness about sexual violence and abuse in Buncombe County, the annual walk raised enough money to support several services provided by event sponsor Our VOICE.
Locals take a stand against sexual assault; APD Chief Hogan retires.
In advance of the Saturday, April 30 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, the local group has released another fun — and poignant! — video.
Our Voice drums up support for a worthy cause with a hilarious video. Dudes in heels strut to Frankie Valli’s “Walk Like A Man.”
Our VOINCAs the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan grind on, another threat is growing here at home. And though it’s invisible, it has the same potential to spawn abuse, maiming and death. This threat targets the families and loved ones of untreated or poorly treated soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other emotional conditions […]
Rape victims across North Carolina must pay for their own medical examinations, including the “rape kit” utilized to gather criminal evidence.