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Yet I Stand...the play

If you or someone you know needs help, contact:

National Sexual Assault Hotline

 1-800-656- HOPE (4673)

Written by, Elaine Crocker

Produced by, Black Carpet Productions 
Directed by, Debbie Franklin

In partnership with, Momma's Safe Haven, founder Beverly Smith-BrownType your paragraph here.

Excerpts from Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I rise.

 Out of the huts of history's shame

I rise

Up from a past that's rooted in pain

I rise

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise

I rise

I rise.











I’ve been asked why a play about sexual abuse?  Well I wrote it for a couple of reasons:

To raise awareness about this very serious issue which is quite frankly an epidemic when you think about it. 

Every 107 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, that’s an average of 293,066 victims each year.  Sounds like an epidemic to me. And, these are only accounting for the cases that are reported to the police, a staggering 68% of cases are unreported.

There are some very serious effects of these kinds of assaults to include: 

  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) no it’s not just a military issue.
  • alcohol and drug addiction
  • suicide or attempted suicide yes it’s killing people

Especially if they don’t receive the help, support, encouragement and love that they need.

 I want let anyone who needs to know that there is hope, you can survive and go on to thrive –you don’t have to live in silence carrying this secret shame and guilt that really  is not yours to bear, you didn’t do anything wrong. 

Yet I Stand was written by me Elaine Crocker and is based on actual events in my life.

The main character Elise, a 16 year old who has been sexually assaulted. We’ll follow her as she deals with the trauma and afteraffects. Finally her family and friends come together to begin to help her from trauma to triumph.

Coming in October 2018... 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.


Yet I Stand...the play