The release of Lifetime’s new six-part documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has sparked renewed calls for resources to support survivors of sexual abuse.
The R&B singer has been accused of keeping women against their will in an abusive “cult,” according to a Buzzfeed News investigation. Still, Kelly has continued to sell albums, tour and perform at high-profile events. He has denied any allegations of wrongdoing.
Leah Gipson of the nonprofit A Long Walk Home and pediatric psychologist Dr. Tali Raviv join the Morning Shift for a conversation on how to best empower support survivors of sexual abuse and destigmatize gender-based violence, especially among young people.
GUEST: Dr. Tali Raviv, associate director at the Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s Hospital
Leah Gipson, board member at A Long Walk Home, assistant professor in the art therapy department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
LEARN MORE: What to Know About Surviving R. Kelly (The Cut 1/4/19)
Sex Abuse Hotline Calls Surge During Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R.Kelly’ (Daily Beast 1/4/19)