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Rachel Martin, a senior at USC, guest blogs this week to let us know why she participates in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and the power the event holds in the process of healing and hope for survivors in our community.
Recently, the media has highlighted several instances in colleges nationwide responded to sexual assault experienced by their students in ways that may have violated the student's rights. In this guest blog post, University of South Carolina Student Kathryn Albano reflects on the issue of sexual violence on campus and how the revelations about how schools respond have motivated her to become involved in the fight against sexual violence.
In this guest post, one of our most successful team captains shares her experience building a team for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Katherine Yon spends her 9-5 promoting Columbia at a local nonprofit and her 5-9 as a super-blogger. Katherine's team - The Walkie Talkies - has raised more than $1,000 for STSM through Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. To donate to the Walkie Talkies or to start your own team, click here.