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Women Of Courage

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Alison Overholt, vice-president and editor of ESPN The Magazine stated:
"We are honored to recognize the courage of these women at The 2018 ESPYS, to acknowledge the power of their voices, and to shine a very well-deserved spotlight on what speaking up, fighting back, and demanding accountability can accomplish. They have shown us all what it truly means to speak truth to power, and through their bravery, they are making change for future generations. By honoring this group who spoke out, we aim to honor all of those who are survivors of abuse."


What a liberating evening for the survivors! It's both courageous and honorable of the more than 140 survivors of sexually abused women to stand tall, strong and together, it was heartbreaking because of what these victims went through but groundbreaking because of their resilence they're survivors; it was a beautiful thing.


There were some powerful statements made at Larry Nassar's hearing. I have included a statement quoted from the hearing. You can find the rest of the statements from the survivors at Elle.com https://www.elle.com/culture/a15883779/larry-nassar-trial-impact-statements/



Natalie Woodland
“I may seem like a lamb on the outside, but I’m a lion on the inside," Woodland said. "And while standing up here, I’m finally realizing that I am not alone and that my story is important, and I have a right to be heard. I refuse to be held in bondage by what this man has done to me.”



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