Speaking Out About Rape, Inc.® (SOAR®)
runs national awareness, education and prevention
programs to empower survivors of sexual violence
and enhance the public's understanding and acceptance
of rape victims.
What Does SOAR Do?
Hosts Operation Freefall:
The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual
Assault® each year to
increase awareness and raise funds.
Hosts SOAR SPA® (Something Positive Afterward®) to
offer survivors and their loved ones an opportunity
for healing and bonding.
Hosts Living Out Loud™, which is an
improv workshop to assist survivors in reclaiming
Manages Don’t Skirt
a clothing line with a purpose.
Provides presentations on rape awareness, focusing
on the healing process.
Educates groups who work with sexual assault victims
(such as law enforcement, medical professionals,
mental health workers, and advocates) on victim
sensitivity and related issues.
Provides survivors and their
families and friends with referrals for
counseling, medical assistance, victims’ rights
information, legal assistance, advocacy,
Works to improve the response system for victims
by collaborating with local, state, and federal
agencies on public policy.
Advocates for the advancement of DNA technology and
the reduction of the rape-kit backlog, to promote
accuracy and success in the prosecution of rapists.
Provides the media with information and tools to
discuss sexual assault in productive and positive
SOAR was founded by Kellie Greene, herself
a survivor of rape. Kellie’s rapist was not identified for three
years, and she needed a positive direction in which to
direct her anger. Not wanting the crime to be a “random
act of violence,” she decided to give it a purpose
by speaking about her rape and the journey of her healing.
Greene joined the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
(RAINN) speaker’s bureau in 1995 and began speaking
nationally. Having lived through many of the injustices
of the medical and judicial systems, Kellie set out to
make positive changes so others might have an easier
path to healing. (Full Bio).
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