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'We believe you.' TeamTeal365 supports sexual assault survivors throughout the year

Sexual violence is a major issue in our community that needs to be addressed. In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Radio Milwaukee will be sharing Community Stories with experts in this complex field. We want to let you know up front that this story covers the difficult topic of sexual violence.

TeamTeal365empowers and educates sexual abuse survivors to encourage dialogue about sexual abuse and prevention. Founded in Milwaukee, the organization was recently officially designated as a nonprofit and works with survivors throughout the year, particularly with education efforts.

It uses the color teal -- the official color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month -- in all its outreach and branding as a way to honor and empower survivors though visibility.

88Nine Program Director Dori Zori sits down with founder Samantha Collier for an insightful conversation on the facts around the scale of sexual assault, definitions of consent and when it's appropriate for parents to begin having conversations with their children on these topics.

Listen to the complete conversation below, and visit our dedicated resource page offering links to 24/7 help.

Dori Zori and Samantha Collier