Billboard in Grand Junction aims to start conversation about sex assault

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A man in Grand Junction, Colorado put up a billboard to start a conversation about sexual assault.

The statistic is that 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

Lydia Hellums is featured on the board as one of eight women on the sign — eight faces to make more of an impact for those who see it.

“Our community can really use this type of visual to begin to understand how predominant the issue is and it exists right here in Grand Junction,” said Hellums.

“We thought the statistic would be much more impactful, especially when you couple that number with eight faces of local women in this town,” said activist Ryan Smith.

The billboard will be up at least through the rest of the month, but Hellums is raising money to keep it up even longer.

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