A Fight Back Woman Blog

To enlighten and inform, and to encourage overseas prosecution of sexual assault


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Well, I am just a regular gal who would like to help and encourage others like me if ever they find themselves the victim of sexual assault. My name is Keri Potts and I had my story about my escape from attempted rape published in the December 2010 issue of Marie Claire, followed by an interview with USA Today. It outlined the assault I endured by an Italian citizen and the weeks and months after where I pressed charges which resulted in my attacker pleading guilty. It was a tough two years of my life trying to understand the ins and outs of the Italian judicial system and criminal procedure. I would really like to help expand the body of knowledge about overseas prosecution of sexual assault by finding others who have done so.

To date, I have had my story featured on the Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, and appeared as a featured guest on the Ricki Lake Show as part of the RAINN National Speakers Bureau. In addition, I have written about my experience as a guest blogger, spoken about sexual assault on BBC Radio and as a guest speaker at several universities. In October 2012, I became a state certified rape crisis counselor/victims advocate and seek to educate the public about the crime of sexual assault.

I love my family and friends, God, college sports, autumn, long and vigorous walks, morning coffee, good friends, great conversations, wit and people who don’t bend to the prevailing opinion. I especially like people who fight to do the right thing even when it’s hard, drawn out and difficult to succeed.

You can reach me at afightbackwoman@gmail.com


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