New York, NY
Bridget Kelly grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been an early childhood educator for many years -- as a classroom teacher and as a Reading Recovery teacher/K-2 literacy specialist. She has taught in Brooklyn, NY and Ft. Hood, TX. She earned her master's degree in literacy education (birth to grade 6) from New York University.
In June of 2002, Bridget survived abduction, rape, and multiple gunshots by a stranger while living in Texas. She has shared her story in the media with the hope that people will understand there is no shame in having been sexually assaulted, regardless of circumstances. The shame lies only with the perpetrators.
Bridget is a volunteer emergency department advocate with the SAVI (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention) Program through the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Please come to the SAVI Annual Benefit in November at the Loeb Boathouse in New York's Central Park! (Bridget was the 2014 honoree.) If you can't make it in person, please consider making a contribution to this wonderful organization.