Sex Abuse Survivor Presses On in Cancun to DC World Record Triathlon Attempt
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April 16, 2014

Norma Bastidas - Be Relentless (Mexico News Network)

Norma Bastidas is a survivor.

The 47-year-old single mom is a survivor of sexual abuse and violence. When she first spoke out about her abuse, she was ignored, blamed and told to stay quiet, but she continued to speak out.

Now, she has decided to show that persistence and hard work can pay off by seeking to break the Guinness World Record for an ultra-triathlon by completing more than 3,750 miles in 55 to 70 days. Her goal is to bring awareness to the fight against human trafficking in Mexico and the United States, to empower victims and survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking across the world, and to prove that victims can become heroes.

... Bastidas said she hopes to encourage victims of sexual abuse and violence to speak out and overcome their victimization. She said as long as someone puts their heart into something and works incredibly hard, they can accomplish anything.

For more information on Bastidas, visit her website. You can also see the highlight points of her journey here.

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