5th Annual Fort Bend Women’s Center Healing and Hope Luncheon
Aly Raisman, former team captain of the U.S. gold medal winning Women’s Gymnastics Team, survivor, and advocate, will be the guest speaker at the 5th Annual Fort Bend Women’s Center Healing and Hope Luncheon.
The luncheon is Fort Bend Women’s Center’s annual keynote event, with this year’s focus providing education and information in support of sexual assault awareness and advocacy. Fort Bend Women’s Center is the only domestic violence and sexual assault emergency shelter and crisis hotline in Fort Bend County, providing support services such as counseling, advocacy, and case management for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Raisman is the third most decorated American gymnast of all-time. She rose to stardom when she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise in 2012 and went on to lead the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team to the gold medal in 2016. Raisman is also known for surviving sexual abuse at the hand of a trusted supporter in her corner.
Raisman now uses her voice to encourage the conversation surrounding mental health, positive body image and self-care. She even went on to write a memoir entitled Fierce, where she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Inspired by an army of survivors, Raisman continues to advocate for systemic changes within the sport of gymnastics and the eradication of sexual abuse.