Military Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out During Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Like many military members who survive a sexual assault, the process of reporting the rape and seeking some justice was a long, despairing and ultimately fruitless effort.

Marcel Edwards is a social worker and former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant. She is also a survivor of military sexual assault and trauma. Recently, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Marcel gave a first hand account of her assault and her determination to speak out against sexual assault, especially in the military. Marcel’s story not only accounts her attack but the traumatic reporting and investigation experience afterward. She now stands up to say “NO MORE” belittling, blaming, or ignoring victims.

Read Marcel’s story here.

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This story is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 


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