Quincy, Massachusetts. Oct 30, 2007 — National spokesperson against sexual assault Nicole Braddock Bromley spoke at chapel services at Eastern Nazarene College late last week.
Bromley, an ENC alum, told her story of triumphing over the effects of sexual abuse she experienced at a young age, and gave resources for others coping with the same issues.
"It is important for me to fulfill the calling God has on my life: to speak out and help other survivors find their voice, to reveal the truth about sexual abuse, and to give hope that others too can move from silence to healing," said Bromley, who has created the organization OneVOICE Enterprises, which works to help victims. She released the book "Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse" this past June.
"Nicole’s testimony reinforces our commitment to creating an open community dedicated to supporting one another," said Corlis McGee, president of ENC. "Sadly, Nicole will not be the last woman to walk onto campus who has experienced this horrendous trauma. We want students to know we are here to help them."
In addition to speaking at ENC’s chapel, Bromley spoke at a faculty luncheon and met with a small group of female students late the same night.
"Many students are just waiting for the ice to be broken, and after hearing me say that I am a survivor, they have the courage to say, ‘me too,’" said Bromley. "Herein is the first step to healing and it is exciting to see that healing journey begin."
For resources on sexual abuse prevention and recovery, see www.onevoiceenterprises.com.