Abby Honold was sexually assaulted in 2014 as a college student at the University of Minnesota. After authorities did not initially press charges, she sought legal help and came forward to fight for justice.
As an advocate, Abby spends her time speaking to various groups about the impact of sexual assault and founded a support network for victims of sexual violence and abuse. She has introduced federal legislation titled The Abby Honold Act, which will start a nationwide pilot program to provide trauma-informed training to law enforcement.
Honold was recently appointed to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, and is also working on bringing consent education to K-12 students. Abby initially planned to pursue a career as a teacher. She now uses her teaching skills in combination with her personal experience with sexual assault, by helping to support other survivors and educate the community on sexual assault prevention and care.
Abby’s self-help manuscript on sexual assault prevention, survival and empowerment is available for acquisition from The Purcell Agency, LLC.