About Jenny Lynn

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In my early 20s, I was an independent, strong woman on my way to an exciting, magnificent career in public relations.  I felt like nothing could stand in my way of success.

My life changed in the blink of an eye in 1990 when I was attacked, captured, robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint.  The perpetrator escaped and was never found.

The criminal took more than my jewelry that night; he stole my identity. I lost my voice. I lost my sanity. My life became one twisted, recurring nightmare. Every shadow reminded me of him, even my own.

Instead of becoming a pr superstar, I became a rape victim — a crime statistic.

In 2010, fighting depression and exhaustion, I searched for the courage to regain control of my life again. It was time to stop the pain. I decided to confront my fears and angst by sharing my story in writing. My fingertips trembled as I finally released the details of the assault – that moment that had defined me for 20 years.

After writing Room 939, I found my voice again. I washed away the tears. I redefined who I was and became a survivor.

Today I use my voice to speak to hundreds of thousands in an effort to shed light on sexual violence and its impact on our society. I invite you to join in the dialogue and help others heal by becoming aware of the far-reaching impact of sexual violence and actively working to prevent it.

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