Part 3

  • Where are the diverse women’s voices on current events regarding “me too” issues and what are their thoughts and insights regarding the Kavanaugh hearings?

  • Is history repeating itself?

  • How does the current news reflect an unchanged culture that still does not place women’s safety ahead of men’s reputations?

  • What is white feminism and how is it impacting our culture?

  • What is and is not being said and reported regarding sexual assault?

  • How could we all benefit from adopting intersectional feminism as we continue to address issues of gender and racial privilege?

  • Where do we draw the line in regards to being complicit in hate speech and erasure of those with differences?

Join Lesley and Miguel as they sit down with repeat guests, Sabra Darling and Crystal Legionaires, as they share their perspectives on the silencing of sexual assault and the issues surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We also cover the recent hate speech regarding the LGBTQ community by Elder Dallin H. Oaks in General Conference on October 6th, 2018.

***This podcast has a TW for sexual abuse, racial, gender, and cultural issues.***


  • The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 47% of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime.
  • Among people of color, American Indian (65%), multiracial (59%), Middle Eastern (58%), and Black (53%) respondents of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey were most likely to have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime
  • Nearly half (48 percent) of bisexual women who are rape survivors experienced their first rape between ages 11 and 17.

The CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found for LGB people:

  • 44 percent of lesbians and 61 percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women
  • 26 percent of gay men and 37 percent of bisexual men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual men
  • 46 percent of bisexual women have been raped, compared to 17 percent of heterosexual women and 13 percent of lesbians
  • 22 percent of bisexual women have been raped by an intimate partner, compared to 9 percent of heterosexual women
  • 40 percent of gay men and 47 percent of bisexual men have experienced sexual violence other than rape, compared to 21 percent of heterosexual men

Findings from a British study which seem to be replicated in USS studies. It explains why false accusations are made and how little it happens.  It links to a few American studies which have similar conclusions as the UK study:

American studies which correlate with British studies:

Why women don’t report:

National Criminal Justice Reference Service:

Criminal Justice:

Lesley holds an RN, BSN from the University of Texas. Lesley has authored several published articles across a variety of platforms and is a frequent media contributor. She functions as a Community Health Nurse for vulnerable populations and serves as a survivor advocate for victims of abuse. She aims to raise awareness of the effects of trauma on individuals and how trauma impacts community systems. Lesley has certifications and training in Trauma-Informed Care, Community Advocacy, Faith and Spiritual Development, Familial Mental Health, Culturally Competent Care, Domestic Violence Awareness, and Resiliency Development. Lesley lives in Virginia with her 4 children and her really hyper chihuahua, named Chaos.

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