Carolyn J. Hudson is the founding director of Silent Screams, Inc. a resource service for survivors of sex crimes. As a multi assault survivor herself, she is personally aware of the many traumas of rape and sexual assault. Carolyn has a heart of passion for those who have experienced the horrors of sex crimes.
Believing it began at age two, Carolyn experienced fears and depression most of her life. She knows what it’s like to be a silent survivor and why survivors choose to be silent. Carolyn also knows the difficulties and challenges a survivor faces when they choose to pursue justice. After 35 years of freedom from assaults in 2008 Carolyn was assaulted by an elder of the church she attended. The elder had full blown AIDS. Ms. Hudson reported the assault and the rapist is now serving prison time. She realized she could not be silent anymore and a few years later she began speaking publicly against sex crimes.
Currently, Ms. Hudson is the host of “Silent Screams Speaks”, radio show, the newest arm of Silent Screams Inc. Carolyn is a volunteer speaker for the Dallas County Juvenile Department and a volunteer group facilitator at Hope Mansion in Cedar Hill, Texas.Carolyn is former vice-chair of the Crime Victims Counsel of Dallas County (CVCDC), member of Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition (DCSAC) and TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault). In the past, Carolyn volunteered at Trauma Support Services of North Texas (TSSNT) as the speaker’s bureau coordinator. Carolyn is a supporter various advocacy organizations and has been a keynote speaker for organizations such as Trauma Support Services of North Texas (TSSNT) and Crime Victims Council of Dallas Council (CVCDC. She has been a guest and panelist on various radio shows and survivor panels. She is the keynote speaker for “Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight”, Silent Screams Inc. signature event. Ms. Hudson stays current on information and news concerning sex crimes by attending workshops and trainings. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Carolyn moved to north Texas in 1984.
Silent Screams Inc.
In September of 2013 Ms. Hudson registered Silent Screams Inc. as a 501c3 organization. The mission of Silent Screams Inc. is to embrace, encourage, empower and inform survivors of sexual assaults. Silent Screams services survivors through informing, educating and engaging the community, therefore, improving the life of the community. Through our website, we reach thousands of survivors. Silent Screams has a virtual network of professionals, support groups, and advocates ready to assist survivors walk the journey to recovery and victory. We reach hundreds of survivors through our local events such as our signature women’s event in July, our men’s workshop in May of each year and facilitating and speaking to local groups. In December 2017 Silent Screams launched it’s first radio show “Silent Screams Speaks”, on the Fishbowl Radio Network. With this increased presence we are able to reach more survivors and help the community understand the plight and fight of survivors and their families.
“The healing journey for all survivors of rape and sexual assault varies. The average time to heal is five years. It may take longer for survivors who have not addressed the effects of the attack and hold it within themselves. Because of the triggers that pop up throughout a survivors lifetime healing may be a life long journey. Many survivors lead successful lives in spite of it all. No matter where you are on your healing journey, we are here for you. You are not defined by what happened to you. We are here to help you move past the effects of sexual assaults into being the best you that you can. Be encouraged!”