Until recently, music has always been Breann’s first love. Growing up in the musically rich city of New Orleans, she quickly developed an ear for a wide array of music. That passion for music grew over the years and has always been an important and nurturing part of her life and has helped her cope with her near death car accident and losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.
Breann has always believed that music is what drives the soul and brings together so many people from around the world.
During her time split between the studio, singing, writing, time at home, and other outside circumstances, Breann found writing as another way to cope with what she has been going through. Immersing herself in writing with the sensibilities of an artist is essentially what opened Breann’s eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and temporarily put a pause on her music career.
Breann has decided that the time is now for her to come forward at last, write, and share her own tale of sexual assault, speaking out against its outrage and the harm it can cause – speaking out on behalf of herself and others. She says:
“Everywhere in the world, women and girls must be cautious and fearful because too many men domineer them, hurt them physically, or impose male sexual appetite on them against their will. In to many countries, females must remain silent about these matters. But in this nation, more and more of us are speaking out, telling our stories, and starting to build an army of protest.
“Endless episodes of sexual abuse happen every day, and most victims do not speak out due to fear of not being believed or because they assume it was at least partly their fault, or they hope if they just ‘forget about it’ the terrible consequences for their behavior will eventually evaporate. Well, I am here to let those of you who have been similarly afflicted know it is not your fault. Predators will lead you to believe this way. More than likely you were not their only victim. So coming forward could potentially help other victims break their silence.”
Breann has begun her healing process with the help of her husband, family, friends, and a psychologist. She is overcoming her fears. And she is adamant she will heal and that she will prevail. Breann recently taught herself how to play the guitar and swears playing the guitar has been one of the best things she ever did for herself.