- Raise awareness for sexual abuse
- Margaret continues working with the victims of sexual abuse
- Sexual Abuse in Sports
- Olympic Champion and victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Margaret Hoelzer, US Olympic Swimmer kept her childhood abuse a secret for years.
The nation has been up in arms over the recent news of Childhood Sexual Abuse that takes place.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is a very real issue that affects a larger population than we’ll ever know.
After her second-place finish in the 200 M Backstroke in Beijing Olympic Games, Margaret and her two closest friends were visiting the Great Wall of China and she decided that she was ready to tell her story.
All her life, this had been the plan. Achieve Olympic glory, giver herself a platform, then tell the world what happened in the hope of raising awareness about child sexual abuse.
Today Margaret continues to tell her story and raise awareness for child sexual abuse through speeches and events.
Earning a degree in sociology and criminology, Margaret hopes to continue working with the victims of sexual abuse.