Cosmetic Evolution

It’s been 1 year and 3 months since I was sexually assaulted by an on duty cab driver in my hometown right outside of Portland, OR.

I filed charges against the cab driver, who is now serving a mandatory 3 year sentence in jail. The driver had a felony domestic assault conviction on his record, along with so many traffic violations that he was not allowed to renew his taxi permit in Multnomah County (the incident happened in Washington County, where the regulations are not as strict). I have filed a civil lawsuit against the cab company in hopes that they will be forced to reform their hiring and supervision policies and keep violent offenders from driving their cabs, and hopefully keep something like this from happening to another woman in the future.

I started a petition on Change.org relating to this incident, and I’m getting ready to submit it to the discovery process of this lawsuit and trial. If you could take a moment to read and sign it I would be so grateful…After this incident I felt like everything I had was taken from me, but I’ve slowly come to find that my voice and resolve are still very much alive in. Sign it for the women in your life, sign it for yourself. Sign it for me.

I have a link to “The Story” on my page if you are interested in reading more about the hell that has been the last year of my life. This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, but if my actions can keep even one woman from being assaulted, it will all be worth it.

http://www.change.org/petitions/keep-women-safe-stop-hiring-convicted-felons-as-cab-drivers-take-sexual-assault-seriously

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    Guys, please read, sign, and pass it on!
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    Signed for a very brave woman and for all women :)
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    Do your good deed for the day :)
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