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Selfspiration Founder Heading To Pierre

On Tuesday, Selfspiration Founder Jolene Loetscher will be part of a group of testifying before the South Dakota Senate Education Committee on behalf of SB154 known as Jolene's Law Task Force. Sen. Deb Soholt is bringing the bill that would study child sexual abuse in South Dakota by creating a 15-member task force to make recommendations to the legislature. Watch our Facebook page for updates on SB154!

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Argus Leader: Callison: Healing the pain of abuse

A tremendous thanks to Jill Callison & Elisha Page with the Argus Leader for their beautiful story about our 2013 Selfspiration Camp! It's amazing to hear in their own words, the impact these few hours can have on the journey to be a survivor.

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Healing, Hope & Hot Rods

Hope can only grow with healing, and a combination of possibility, potential and belief to nurture it. Monday, during our second Selfspiration Day Camp held in Sioux Falls, SD, we grew hope, brought healing and threw in a few hot rods. Five girls, ages 12-15 years old, took part in a day focused on them, their future, their strength, their beauty and their power... and hope that can grow to reality despite the darkness of the past. Joined by nine volunteers, many of the women helping were adult survivors of sexual abuse and some traveling from as far away as Michigan and Minneapolis to join...

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It’s In The Bag

This week we participated in The Compass Center's fundraising event called It's in the Bag! This year's evening of purse shopping and style show raised money to help The Compass Center with its mission to help victims of sexual and domestic violence. Thanks to KELO for also sharing the Selfspiration story and helping promote such a great event!

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Celebrating Time & Birthdays

Calendars can be a blessing and a curse. That perpetual symbol of time ticking away, moments gone, minutes pass from present to past. But the gift of knowing opportunity lies anew in every breath, each sunset and all the sunrises to come. Today is a day that I don't need marked on a calendar to remember. My second second birthday. The day two years ago I confronted the man who stole my innocence, killed my childhood and ripped away a part of me no one should ever lose. But in those moments of January 15, 2011 (less than two minutes), I found a strength I lost so many years before. Instead of a omnipotent...

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