Let Me Tell It
I once worked as the sexual assault Outreach Advocate for the state of Virginia.
Here is a great link for others (click here)
Decide what your infographic will be about In this case I was responding to some of the commenters.
For example, someone actually said something along the lines of, ‘With all of the problems that we have in the black community today, why are you even talking about this?’
They were wondering why the author was talking about R Kelly and child sexual abuse at all.
I decided to make an infographic with stats that were current and showed the impact of sexual violence on the community. I also wanted to keep it short.
Add your information For this infographic, I decided to use statistic. I just happened to have a few statistics on my website. I still needed to supplement what I had with more stats. Anytime that you need statistics about sexual violence, I usually go to these stand bys:
Personally, I tend to use just a few. In my experience, people’s eyes begin to glaze over after about five.
Your infographic can be part of a bonus that you send to them as a reward for their email address. (I would also add a helpful tip sheet as well). FYI: This works for blogs and websites too.
Not everyone believes in domestic and sexual violence. I have to force myself to say that. I can’t believe I have to say it.
DV and SV is not Santa Clause for goodness sakes. I want to ask them whether or not they are well? Good grief.
Any who, please always include a reference section with links or something so that people can look at the source for your stats.
There is usually at least one will make an attempt to challenge. (1 in 4, 1 in 6. Sounds pretty high. How do you know that?)
These types are never happy. You could say, 1 in 1000 and they wouldn’t be satisfied. They don’t care about the issue. They simply want to be a distraction.
But, aside from the non-believers, they are also great to have for average folks too. So try to always include them.
People need to hear the stories that come from everyone-various regions, races, ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual identities, and a re-mix of all of these.
You never know who may be waiting to hear you or read your words.
Questions? Concerns? Comments?
“Women and men of all hues generating solutions to both domestic violence and sexual violence.”
–Tonya GJ Prince has been a leading subject matter expert (SME) in domestic violence and sexual violence.
For over 25 years she has helped people heal, prevent, and overcome domestic and sexual violence.
In order to accomplish this mission, she founded several diverse & inclusive platforms designed to allow Survivors to use their own voices including;
WESurviveAbuse.com, SurvivorAffirmations.com, & BraidtheLadder.org.
Tonya is an author, activist, advocate, Survivor, speaker, counselor, & mentor.
B.S. Organizational Management & Development/Bluefield College
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