Speaking Out About Rape, Inc.® (SOAR®) runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and transform the public’s understanding and acceptance of rape victims.
SOAR was founded by Kellie Greene, herself a survivor of rape. Kellie’s rapist was not identified for three years, and she needed a positive direction in which to direct her anger. Not wanting the crime to be a “random act of violence,” she decided to give it a purpose by speaking about her rape and the journey of her healing. Greene joined the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) speaker’s bureau in 1995 and began speaking nationally. Having lived through many of the injustices of the medical and judicial systems, Kellie set out to make positive changes so others might have an easier path to healing.