Today I did it. I put a blue string on my guitar. One of my colleagues in my Union Local, Karen Brandow, had told me about the 1in6.org campaign called 1BlueString.org
For 19 years my spouse had worked in the field of sexual and domestic violence. Throughout that time the published statistic was that 1 in 3 women would be assaulted in her lifetime and 1 in 7 boys would be a victim of sexual abuse.
Recent statistics reveal that despite an ongoing campaign to uncover and reduce this statistic, it has grown: now 1 in 6 boys will be a victim of sexual abuse.
I am close to too many families and loved ones where this pain is being dealt with for a lifetime not to add my small effort to raise awareness.
So I’ve joined the campaign.
And you can too at 1BlueString.org