Lorraine Currelley Poets Network & Exchange Founder/Executive Director Featured Poet in Break the Silence

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On April 25TH, 2014 I was honored to be invited as a featured poet to participate in Break the Silence. Break the Silence is an annual poetry reading addressing sexual violence and founded by Psycho-therapist Anne Crothers. It was an incredible experience, one I will never forget. I sat listening intently, to an audience filled with amazing and courageous men and women.

I listened as each person shared his and her story. There were stories of horrifc experiences and tears of victory as well as joy. We were there together supporting each other and celebrating our victories. This is a subject dear to me and one I’m actively engaged in working, advocating for its eradication, and the safety of all men, women and children.

Thank you, Anne Crothers and Yodi Duane Vaden for your commitment, work, hospitality and friendship. I’m looking forward to our continued working together. Seen in this photo from left to right Yodi Duane Vaden, Anne Crothers, Lorraine Currelley, Deirdre Van Walters and Femi J. Johnson.

©Lorraine Currelley 2014. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author is strictly prohibited.

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