Survivor Story: Erin
Episode 30- Interview with Erin, A Sexual Abuse Survivor
Our next interview in our survivor series is with Erin. Erin talks about her life as a “faculty kid” on the campus of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and the sexual assault she suffered by an older classmate while she was a resident and student of the university. Erin describes the culture at Bob Jones University as strict and controlling and talks about how that culture had a negative impact on her search for justice after her assault.
A two-year investigation into the way reports of sexual assault were handled by Bob Jones University was conducted by the non-profit Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) . The GRACE Report included findings from its investigation and recommendations for the university to improve its response to reports of sexual abuse and assault including proper reporting to law enforcement.
Listen with care as Erin talks about her personal journey of healing from sexual trauma and how she is working to help other survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Host– Shaunestte Terrell