You may remember that in 2011, I was sexually assaulted during an overnight flight. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate on behalf of victims of similar crimes in several news stories to try and raise awareness and encourage people who’ve been assaulted in-air to seek justice and support.
To that end, I’ve launched an online resource site for victims/survivors of airplane sexual assaults, called Take Back the Flight. It’s still new and being fleshed out, but it is resource center and safe haven for victims of in-flight sexual assault. TBF offers support, education, and a place to connect with others who have experienced similar trauma.
There has been a serious lack of resources and support for this specific crime, and I sincerely hope this helps more of these heinous crimes to get reported, so that those who went through it can find peace through justice; and that at the very least, it helps provide a place of solace for the survivors of these assaults.
If you know anyone who has been involved or affected by in-flight sexual assault, please pass this onto them. I want to make sure everyone has all the support they need.