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Sexual Assault: How Do We Heal? How Do We Support? (A Youth-Only Forum)

Laura Parrott Perry, Taleese Morrill, JP Morrill, Katie Mulligan

Friday, 5:00pm | Youth

Panel Discussion

Laura Parrott Perry

Laura Parrott Perry is a writer, speaker, and co-founder and CEO of the non-profit Say It, Survivor – an organization devoted to helping survivors of child sexual abuse reclaim their stories as part of the path to healing.  She is the author of the popular blogs, In Others’ Words, and The Golden Repair on Her work has been featured on Trigger Points Anthology, No Make-up Required, Huffington Post and in Boston Magazine. Laura is a frequent public speaker on the topics of story, child sexual abuse, addiction and shamelessness, and was a contributor at Wild Goose Festival 2016.

Laura is currently writing her first book on the topic of story and the power it wields in our lives. She is the single mother of two incredible human beings and the devoted servant to a glorious dog.,

Taleese Morrill

Taleese Morrill is the Youth Ministry Coordinator at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Asheville. She moved to the mountains with her husband seven years ago where they were inspired by the passion and activism of the faith community around them. She is passionate about doing away with the purity-culture shame that encompassed her youth and focusing on constant transparency and openness in her work with teenagers.

JP Morrill
JP felt bored all too often in the pews of churches, and chased mysticism and spiritual growth along paths of many faiths through his early twenties. The familiarity of the Christian stories, and his inability to ignore the compelling story of Jesus brought him back to Christianity. As a layperson who’s volunteered with youth for the last 3 years, his faith is deeply informed by his work with children and teens with mental health diagnosis and students with special needs as a special education teacher in public schools in WNC.

Katie Mulligan
Rev. Katie Mulligan is ordained by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is Co-Pastor of Collingswood Presbyterian Church and Christian Educator at the Taiwanese American Fellowship Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. She blogs about sexuality, racial justice, parenting, and intimate violence at and recently published “Long Thread, Lazy Girl” in Intercultural Ministry: Hope For A Changing World.

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