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We at the Brave and Unbroken Project are extremely saddened by the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and for every life that was taken before them due to racism
and white supremacy. We extend our condolences to their families.
We say their names and honor their lives.
Black Lives Matter.
Racism is an Adverse Childhood Experience that causes toxic stress and trauma, and
that is why the Brave and Unbroken Project is actively building our knowledge, skills, and resources
to increase equitable outcomes for all children and families.
We are committed to being antiracist, to being an organization where equity is a part of our daily work and all
efforts in our policy work and to being intentional about addressing and eliminating racism.
Praises For Brave And Unbroken
“Pennie Saum’s memoir is an overwhelmingly powerful and honest retelling of a horrific tormented childhood. She steps out of the silence that comes with childhood sexual abuse and brings forward the reality of the impact of trauma such as this. She has intertwined her childhood past with her mother’s battle and how the two stories relate. Brave and Unbroken is a perfect title for Pennie’s story. Her ability to share her voice, overcome horrific trauma and help make change for others is a true testament of her bravery and a story that everyone should read.”
-Marilyn Van Derbur,
Author of Miss America By Day
“Pennie Saum grew up on military bases around the world, but no matter where she lived, the scenario was unchanged: grounded in a foundation of maternal love, laughter, and goodness, juxtaposed with paternal manipulation, hatred, and never-ending sexual abuse. Pennie gives us the gift of stepping into her courageous, decades-long fight for survival and following along as she finds blessings beneath the pain. It is a life-changing read.
Kathleen Prezbindowski, Ph.D., M.S.N.
Biologist and long-term wellness/support group Facilitator
"Pennie Saum's heroic story of surviving sexual abuse could not have arrived at a more appropriate time in our nation's history. The patchwork of raw memories Pennie shares unabashedly fills the pages in Brave and Unbroken - and will undoubtedly save lives for the sheer essence of being told. Her story should be read by young and old, gay and straight, survivors and therapists - humans everywhere."
Award-winning journalist and publisher
5/2020 Non-Profit Status!!!
Brave and Unbroken has officially become a WA State non-profit, the Brave and Unbroken Project. We are so excited to continue work, continuing to fight and end, child sexual abuse.
Harmony's Law - HR 2388 Needs Our Support!
Starting last year, convicted sexual offenders in the military are now able to appeal their convictions and be set free if they committed the offense before 2006 but were not charged within 5 years. Three convictions have already been overturned and there are dozens more in the appellate queue. There may well be hundreds of convicted rapists released early from their sentence and acquitted of their crimes by the time the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has an opportunity to rule on every Mangahas appeal.
Harmony’s Law will help hold these convicted criminals accountable and make sure justice is served for victims by:
FIND YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES HERE
WA State criminal Statute of limitations reduce/eliminated - signed into law!
SB 5649 Bill Details - Click Here
Break your silence/Share Your Voice
You matter. We are a community of survivors that are working to thrive! Contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org