2020-2021 Stories


Listen to Blanche's song
July 12, 2021 - This song, "I Want Out", is written and performed by a survivor, Blanche. She submitted this to MOCSA's StoryShare project in 2020. 


Listen to Trish's story
April 26, 2021 - "The MOCSA organization gives a voice to people like me and allows us to turn the pain into a positive impact in our community." Trish Mitchell is MOCSA's Community Luncheon Keynote Speaker. 


Listen to Megan's story
April 20, 2021 - "I am constantly in awe of the amazing justice impacted survivors who make themselves vulnerable to speak up against sexual violence. " Megan is the PREA Coordinator at KCSDV. Listen as she talks about her role and the importance of sexual safety during incarceration. 


Listen to Lin's story
April 4, 2021 - "It’s an honor for me to help someone know they are not alone, not crazy, not overreacting, and definitely not deserving of what happened to them." Lin is a MOCSA therapist. Listen as she shares bits of her journey that influence how she shows up when listening to survivors.  

"I want to take this opportunity to thank every patient that trusted a SANE nurse with their care. I want to thank them for showing us their strength and being our inspiration."

Posted November 13, 2020 - Listen to part two of this StoryShare from Jennifer Green as she talks about coping with the trauma in her career and shares a special message for all survivors.

"I have been a sexual assault nurse examiner for over 12 years (and) I have witnessed profound strides in community response and supports available for those who have experienced sexual assault..."

Posted November 11, 2020 - Jennifer Green shares what inspired her to become a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). Listen to part one of this two-part story. 

"The hugest declaration of independence that I can have is to be unapologetically myself."

Posted June 26, 2020 - CiCi Glasgow shares how wearing overalls and healing from childhood trauma helped her realize that "the hugest declaration of independence that I can have is to be unapologetically myself." 

"Prevention is an every day activity for us as parents."

Posted May 22, 2020 - Listen to Ellen and her daughter, Sadie, share some examples of how they talk about personal safety at home.

"Sexual violence strikes like a category 5 tornado."

Posted May 13, 2020 - Read this survivor's story of resilience and learn how MOCSA was there to help.  

"Everybody has a role that they can play to help prevent sexual violence and to support survivors."

Posted April 23, 2020 - Listen to this conversation as Kassie Sands talks with Julie Donelon about her role at MOCSA, her passion for working with survivors, and ways we can all work together toward change.

"Part of the healing process for me was taking steps to ensure my story didn’t become the story of other women."

Posted April 17, 2020 - Jessi Bixler is a MOCSA Board Member and longtime volunteer, and she is the survivor speaker you'll hear at our Community Luncheon on October 14. She recorded this story back in February at KKFI for MOCSA's StoryShare project. 

"I can't help but notice that, even in these moments of uncertainty and challenges, healing is happening."

Posted April 10, 2020 - A story from Kim, MOCSA therapist. "...even though we are separated by physical distance we can still connect with others (and ourselves) through this wild (and often times difficult) shared experience, embracing our humanness in whatever ways it shows up!" 

"I believe change can happen -- with one person, one story, one moment."

Posted April 5, 2020 - Debbie attended her first MOCSA luncheon in 2008. Listen as she shares her experience that day. And save the date for this year's rescheduled luncheon on October 14.

"Community care is vital...we need each other." 

Posted April 1, 2020 - Audrey Yazell is a MOCSA advocate who shares a story about community care and her experience working with a survivor support group.