Daisy Coleman, a sexual assault survivor turned activist and considered one of two topics within the Netflix documentary “Audrie and Daisy,” has died by suicide. She was 23.
Her mom, Melinda Coleman, shared the information on her Facebook Tuesday night time.
“My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman committed suicide tonight,” Melinda Coleman mentioned on Facebook (through People). “If you saw crazy messages and posts it was because I called the police to check on her. She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her! She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby girl is gone.”
The 2016 “Audrie and Daisy” documentary regarded on the results of on-line bullying. In it, Coleman shared the story of her alleged rape at a home celebration in Missouri when she was 14. The documentary explores the extraordinary scrutiny and backlash each on the nationwide stage and in her small city that Coleman and her household confronted after she got here ahead along with her accusation of assault. (The documentary’s different topic, 15-year-old Audrie Pott, was additionally bullied after an alleged sexual assault and died by suicide eight days later.)
Coleman later based the group SafeBAE, which works to teach college students in center faculty and highschool about their Title IX rights and supply assets to victims. The group additionally confirmed the information of Coleman’s passing.
“Through our shock and sadness, we are releasing a statement about our loss of Daisy,” SafeBAE posted. “As all of our supporters know, Daisy has fought for many years to both heal from her assault and prevent future sexual violence among teens. She was our sister in this work and much of the driving force behind it. We were not just a non-profit team, but a family.”
See the complete assertion from SafeBAE beneath:
Through our shock and unhappiness, we’re releasing a press release about our lack of Daisy. As all of our supporters know, Daisy has fought for a few years to each heal from her assault and stop future sexual violence amongst teenagers. She was our sister on this work and far of the driving drive behind it. We weren’t only a non-profit group, however a household. We are shattered and shocked by her passing from suicide. She had been in EMDR remedy for two years, engaged on her triggers and therapeutic from the various traumas in her life. She had many coping demons and had been dealing with and overcoming all of them, however as a lot of you already know, therapeutic isn’t a straight path or any straightforward one. She fought longer and tougher than we are going to ever know. But we wish to be aware of all of the younger survivors who regarded as much as her. Please know that above ALL ELSE, she did this be just right for you. She beloved speaking to younger individuals about altering the tradition and taking good care of each other. Much of her therapeutic got here from every of you. She was so pleased with the work we’ve finished and beloved seeing so many fierce younger activists push for change of their faculties and amongst their mates. She would need younger survivors to know they’re heard, they matter, they’re beloved, and there are locations for them to get the assistance they want. And she would need everybody else – peer allies, educators, mother and father, legislators, spiritual leaders – to return collectively to assist cease sexual violence and assist save teen lives. As advocates we all know survivors of sexual assault are 10 instances extra prone to try suicide than those that haven’t skilled sexual assault, and that’s the reason we are going to maintain dedicating ourselves to this work in her legacy. There’s no query that’s what she would need. #fordaisy All of our love, SafeBAE
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a free, 24/7 confidential service that may present individuals in suicidal disaster or emotional misery, or these round them, with assist, info and native assets.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) is a free, 24/7…
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