During this powerful speech, Ms. Lannert described the hardships she faced adjusting to life outside of prison. She also spoke of the importance of using the correct terms to identify sexual assault to prevent miscommunication. She informed that audience that 1 in 4 women in America are reported as being victims of sexual assault. "Most women are scared and ashamed to tell anyone about being abused and believe that they are to blame", Ms. Lannert said. It is because of this notion that Ms. Lannert presented on recognizing the signs of a sexual assault victim and ways to effectively comfort them. She also explained that everyone will somehow have a connection to the issue of sexual assault, regardless of gender or socioeconomic class.
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