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Rahsaan Patterson, A Victim of Sexual Assault, Records Anthem for Rape, Abuse & Incest

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Rahsaan Patterson, A Victim of Sexual Assault, Records Anthem for Rape, Abuse & Incest

Rahsaan Patterson is known for his soulful voice and for delivering grown and sexy records. Now the talented vocalist is using his art talents as a celebrity ambassador for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAIN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Patterson, a child victim of sexual assault, is hoping to provide support for victims who have dealt with the traumatic experience.

“I was sexually assaulted when I was 6-years-old and wasn’t able to share it with my family until I was 18-years-old,” said Patterson. “Looking back on it, I wish there was an organization like RAINN that I could have turned to for help with dealing with what happened to me.”

The ‘Bleuphoria’ singer has recorded “Don’t Touch Me,” to kick off his partnership with RAINN as a source to raise awareness of sexual violence and raise funds for the nonprofit organization.

“After 30 years I finally have an appreciation and love for myself that has been missing for most of my life. The most important thing for me at this point is to be able to communicate through music and art and help others,” he adds. “What happened was extremely traumatic and will forever be embedded in my mind and in my life. It’s nothing I can avoid so it’s really about accepting it, owning it and knowing that it happened but it doesn’t have to represent who I am for the rest of my life.”

Listen to Rahsaan Patterson – Don’t Touch Me

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