Loren's Badass Chick: Dacia Rogers

Sexual assault survivor.

March 3, 2020
Loren's Badass Chick

Dacia Rogers

This week's Badass Chick is Dacia Rogers, survivor of sexual assault and advocate for the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. 

Dacia is an incredibly strong 25-year-old woman who, after surviving years of molestation by her uncle, is now an advocate for other young kids who are in the same position she was in. Dacia's uncle began abusing her at 5 years old and, as Dacia puts it, she almost became numb to it as the time went on. But when Dacia was 13, she mentioned the abuse to a friend, who told Dacia to go to the hospital. Dacia's friend, along with her friend's mom, encouraged her to tell her own mom. From there, she endured court proceedings until her uncle was finally sentenced to three life sentences. 

Nowadays, Dacia has made it her mission to give back and help other kids in similar situations by telling her story. She volunteers with the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County and is a survivor leader in Now You See, a program of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. Dacia will be participating in their annual fundrasier in April; The Ginormous Climb is where people climb to the top of the John Hancock building -- dressed as superheroes to honor superhero kids fighting back against their abusers! -- while raising money and awareness for the cause. TJ and I will be hosting again this year, and Producer Matt will be climbing again this year as well. We sincerely love the work that the Children's Advocacy Center does and are honored to meet Dacia, learn about her story, and be a part of such an important cause. We encourage you to put a team together -- or just show up by yourself! -- to climb for a cause on Saturday, April 4th.

Most importantly, if you or a child you know needs help getting out of an abusive situation, go to childhelp.org. Just like Dacia's story proves, it is NOT your fault, and there are people who want to and will help you find safety. 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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