Take Back the Night 2015: ‘Shattering the Silence’
“I’m personally honored to speak and share my story with cadets because there is no more personal way to go about motivation than to say, ‘This can affect real lives and real human beings in ways that don’t heal themselves quickly or easily,” Koestner said in an interview before the event.
All are affected by sexual assault regardless of race, religion, social background or gender, Koestner said.
“It’s important to paint an inclusive picture about the problem,” she said. No one should ever threaten your right to feel comfortable here. There is no alternative Air Force Academy to go to. It’s even more important you all hold each other to the highest standards of respect because respect is so critical to helping us solve this problem.”