Conversations with the Sole Survivor to be featured by female Veterans group for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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For Immediate Release
March 22, 2018
Contact: Eden Gordon Media
(Jacksonville, North Carolina) — About one in five women have told their VA health care provider that they experienced sexual trauma in the military. This statistic is found in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Women Veterans Healthcare. On April 11, 2018, Sexual Assault Spokesperson, Author of Sole Survivor, Co-Founder of Holly’s House and inspiration speaker, Holly K. Dunn will speak to female veterans about her personal journey of PTSD and trauma sustained from her attack in 1997 by the infamous Railroad Killer.
Dunn will be featured in Eastern North Carolina by The Pamlico Rose Institute, Ruth’s House, Open Door Community Center and the Arts of the Pamlico for an evening of conversation about PTSD and the effects of sexual assault. “We all have a story, my story gives them a sense of inspiration, and there is life after…we need to remember our women veterans.” said Holly K. Dunn
Dunn concluded..”As our nation remembers the victims of sexual assault this April 2018 for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month, I am asking our communities, our neighbors, our families, our leaders at the federal, state and local level to recognize the killer next door, sexual assault trauma. This epidemic affects our nation’s service members at a greater level that we can’t even fathom. Let us use our voices to heal the deafening sound of the invisible wounds of sexual assault.”
Dunn’s story has been featured by CBS 48 Hours. The episode also highlighted book excerpts from Sole Survivor including Holly’s family members and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Sisters who were involved during those days. More information can be found at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-the-railroad-killer.
About Holly K. Dunn:
Holly Dunn Pendleton is a survivor, a motivator, and a tribute to the human spirit! The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to many.
Miraculously living to tell her story, Holly motivates others to reclaim their lives after the assault and to help her community build a network of healing and outreach. Holly’s passion to advocate for other victims of violence is extraordinary, and it is this passion that has allowed her and organizations that she is a part of to reach so many people.
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.