Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor National Tour

Organized by: Michael Broussard

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THE STORY:

Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Michael Broussard's interactive show "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" has been widely praised by mental health professionals, his fellow survivors, and supporters. Dr. Elizabeth Dale Blair said, "As a psychologist who treats survivors of childhood sexual abuse, I would highly recommend this show to anyone who struggles with the emotional aftermath of these traumas."

Clinician Megan L. Doyle of SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery) called the show "a powerful and moving testimonial to the impact of childhood sexual abuse throughout a lifetime" and added, "I would love to see the show reach a larger audience to empower and educate a broader community."

You can see more testimonials at http://sexabusesurvivor.com/testimonials/

Broussard has recently returned from a month of "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" performances all up and down the East Coast, including stops in Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Wilmington, DE, Brooklyn, NY, Somerville, MA, Brattleboro, VT, and Troy, NY.

Planning for the next part of the National Tour is underway, with hopes of visiting cities all across the country. The more money that can be raised, the more survivors can be reached with the show's message of hope and healing, and the more non-survivors can be educated about childhood sexual abuse and its impact.

The show itself is a unique mix of storytelling, audience participation and improvisation. Unlike the typical format of placing a talkback segment at the end of the performance, Broussard actually sprinkles these segments throughout the show. He tells a little of his story, then invites the audience to have their say, then tells a little more, and so on. He also allows audience feedback to impact the way he tells his story. The shape of the next chapter after each break is influenced by the input from that break. Thus each performance becomes a conversation between performer and audience.

And while the show is fairly intense and sometimes dark in nature, it also includes a healthy amount of humor and, ultimately, a very positive, empowering and triumphant message of hope and healing.

Past performances have seen survivors opening up for the first time about their abuse, sharing their personal stories, and receiving powerful support from everyone around them. These shows are about creating a safe space where this difficult topic can be discussed and where we can all learn.

$1,066

 

11% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Vivs Laliberte

    $15

  • Jason B Schmidt

    $10

  • Erica Hawthorne-Manon

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lynn Ahern

     

  • Gina Renzi

    $25

  • Lisa Panzer

    $20

  • Sandee Bengel

     

  • Adam Bolivar

    $20

  • Briana Cannon (Bryana Michelle)

     

  • Dave O'Regan

    $30

  • Toi M. Ford

    $100

  • Jean Brooks

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Garrett Deckel

    $50

  • Herbert Rosenfield

    $36

  • Lynn Marie Ahern

     

  • DOLORES MILLER

    $100

  • Kathleen Mosher

    $25

  • Kathleen Mosher

    $10

  • Ruth Lane

    $50

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Organized by

Michael Broussard

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Ruth Lane

Ruth Lane

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kathleen Mosher

Kathleen Mosher

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Kathleen Mosher

Kathleen Mosher

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

DOLORES MILLER

DOLORES MILLER

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lynn Marie Ahern

Lynn Marie Ahern

3 years ago

Herbert Rosenfield

Herbert Rosenfield

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Garrett Deckel

Garrett Deckel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jean Brooks

Jean Brooks

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Toi M. Ford

Toi M. Ford

DONATION: $100

You are a beautiful inspiration my friend. 4 years ago

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