Assumption College hosted its annual Clothesline Project on Monday, April 11 which kicked off the Sexual Violence Awareness week.
“Not a lot of people know this but I was sexually assaulted when I was younger, and for me it’s kind of encouraging to help people who are going through the same thing,” said Peers Advocating Wellness for Students executive and sophomore Aishea Henry.
Henry is heavily invested in the annual Clothesline Event on campus for personal reasons, but also to help raise awareness on a sensitive subject that many are afraid to talk about.
“When I went through it I had my parents to help me and not a lot of people have a supportive system around them, so that’s why I do it,” said Henry.
Having an intrinsic motive such as a personal experience is something that people looking to help others can heavily rely on. Henry utilizes her negative experience and uses it to motivate and advocate for herself and others every day.