Keeping in theme with Stephanie's talk in chapel (bringing awareness to sexual assault), she moderated a diverse panel (Bible professor, police officer, and child safety center Director) on campus tonight. The questions were focused on sexual assault in relationships, recovery, and reporting. This was Harding's second panel of this sort, the first being in the fall. I am so proud of Stephanie and the members of HUBrave (campus' community of advocates trying to spread awareness of sexual assault). Steph is a passionate person in general but nothing compares to her passing and desire to bring both awareness and hope on this hard topic.
The conversation tonight was important...and also hard. I'm thankful for people who are willing to discuss sexual assault so openly. Though not everyone may agree with perspectives, it's encouraging to me to be in a community where we are discussing. And I'm so thankful for Stephanie who helps to serve as a catalyst for these important conversations.