Home » Uncategorized » Q&A sesssion with Janie, a pink collar worker

Q&A sesssion with Janie, a pink collar worker

Yesterday I had the chance to grab lunch with a young woman who works at the local organization for an assignment. Our task as a class was to either interview a blue or pink collar worker. Through a few fellow friends and contacts I met Janie who works at OASIS, a Boone-based non-profit which helps victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Janie had been volunteering with the charity since 2007, and was hired for full-time work just over a year ago. Janie currently works as the permanent housing coordinator, making sure that those leaving the OASIS shelter have sufficient housing. Though she gave no details for specific cases or clients, it was easy to tell that this is certainly not always the easiest job.

As someone who has an aunt who serves as a District Attorney for domestic violence in California, I have heard some stories dealing with these issues. The subject of domestic violence of sexual abuse is not discussed in the mainstream media as much as it should have. After all, as journalists, we are obligated to discover the truth. Somehow, however, this particular issue often falls through the cracks when it comes to the final story.

Janie said the easiest thing to do to counter this though is to just talk about it and support those that may have experienced it. Some people may view it as a shameful act, but Janie says the more that these types of situations are exposed, the easier they are to talk about and prevent. As future journalists, covering these types of serious issues will never be easy. We can do our best, however, to expose such situations when they occur, and hope that by doing so we can prevent it from happening to someone else.

Links:

OASIS

Appalachian Sexual Assault Services

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 17 other followers

officialncyagmedia

Social Media for NC YAG 2013

officialncyagmedia

Social Media for NC YAG 2013

%d bloggers like this: