Kristine Hanks

The Journey of Kristine Hanks

“I don’t struggle with talking out about it, and I’m really grateful for that because means that today, I don’t blame myself for anything or feel that it’s in anyway changed who I am.”

Kristine Hanks is an activist, geology enthusiast, and survivor of childhood sexual assault. As a young adult Kristine found herself in a cycle of abusive relationships, as far too many sexual assault survivors do. Through community, academia, and supportive relationships, she is now on a path of recovery and empowerment. Kristine surprised herself when she eagerly joined the cast of the world-renowned Vagina Monologues, and the tides began to turn.

Watch how Kristine’s journey of resilience unfolds.