“We are on the front lines of the ugliest side of what our community has to offer. And in order to change, we need to arrive at a society where we recognize that rape is the one form of violence that erodes at the fabric of our own community. Rape is an epidemic. It’s invasive. It changes the trajectory of a person’s life path and precludes them from becoming a productive member of society.
So we are here, to listen and believe, and we will continue to hold hands, wipe tears and calm fears.” – Kesha Gibson-Carter, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire.