Surviving sexual assault does not end at the hospital, especially if a victim decides to press charges. Should an individual decide to go to court, there’s information they should know. I sat down with Jude Claire Jason, a Dekalb county magistrate judge, to learn about how sexual assault cases might be handled in the courtroom.
The age-old proverb says: absence makes the heart grow fonder.
The sentiment is lovely. The comfort it brings is reassuring. But the truth is sometimes, absence makes the heart forget.
It’s important for those impacted by assault, both victims and their loved ones, to know where and how they can get access to medical care and therapy. I sat down with Jasmine Gendry, a medical student, to learn about what Crisis centers are and how they can help victims of sexual assault.
Like individuals, small businesses make plans to grow every year. While the ‘rona continues to plague everyone with unexpected challenges, one barbecue restaurant in Marietta has found light in the darkness.
It is natural to want to give advice, but make sure the power is in their hands. Give advice when it is asked for. Giving advice is okay, but the way it is framed is crucial. Don’t make it seem as if you are giving them orders. Instead, offer suggestions for what they could do next.
Beyond the ‘rona media cycle, my first moments of having the gravity of the situation put into perspective was at my job at a major retailer that primarily sells electronic goods. Shortly after my last shift, I became short of breath with a tightness in my chest and also developed a dry cough.