While working on the Profiles of Hope photography project and everything that went with it was an amazing experience, editing the Profiles of Hope launch video was significantly more difficult for me. We shot hours upon hours of video – both B roll from the photo shoot and interviews. The video had to be reviewed and cataloged as normal, but everything that was great about the photography came out so differently in the interviews and stories of why these women chose to be a part of the Profiles of Hope project. Every single interview and story begged the question, “why?”
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).
The end result is a tribute to the women that participated in the Profiles of Hope project. The time they gave. The honesty and emotion that they put forward. The assembly of the video was only the combination of them and what they were willing to give to show others that there is hope and life after sexual assault. I’m honored to have been a part of Profiles of Hope and their journey.
For more information on the Profiles of Hope Campaign, or to help on future events, please visit ProfilesofHope.org.