I currently speak on topics related to sexual violence, including sex offender policies and management tools, sexual violence prevention, survivor advocacy,  sexual assault on college campuses, empowering survivors to speak out, and reclaiming life and purpose after sexual trauma. I will work with you to create a unique experience for your event. 

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Alissa gave the final keynote address at the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  As one of the conference organisers, I positioned Alissa’s keynote Speaking into Silence: What does it Mean to be Heard? at the end of the conference programme, knowing that she would leave the audience moved and inspired.  She did not disappoint.  Alissa captivated the audience, sharing her own stories – through both words and her own personal artwork – to offer a brave, balanced and thought provoking perspective on responding to and preventing sexual abuse.  Many conference attendees described Alissa’s talk as the highlight of the conference.  Thank you for being you, Alissa!  

~ Gwenda M. Willis, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Auckland