One thing that we have always loved about Aly Raisman is that she is a warrior. She doesn’t give up on the world, she journeys forward and makes sure that she leaves the world a better place than she found it.
She’s strong. She’s fierce. She’s a survivor.
Aly Raisman: Darkness To Light, a three-hour documentary special, is an example of what she is doing to make a positive impact on the world. The Olympic medalist is advocating for survivors of sexual assault as well as sharing her own story and her methods of coping and journey of healing.
Raisman has met with survivors of abuse and talks to them about their healing, triggers, and what happened to them. She also talks about her own healing, triggers and what she went through.
As a survivor of sexual assault myself, things like this can be triggering but can also be extremely cathartic. I do believe that Raisman will be able to tell this story with the care and understanding that many can not do.
“The inspiration behind this project is to show support for survivors and let them know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Raisman. “Our society has a long history of enabling abusers instead of supporting survivors and this is a huge problem. I hope people will tune in to learn some tools to recognize and help prevent abuse, and understand just how important it is to believe and support survivors. And for all the survivors out there, please know that you are not alone, you will not feel like this forever, and that there is hope.”
We will be watching. Will you?