Sexual Abuse Panel

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)- On Jan. 15, 2020, in Grand Junction, the WINGS Foundation in conjunction with the Western Slope Center for Children and The Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit screened the documentary film "Miss America by Day," the compelling recovery story of Marilyn Van Derbur Atler.

She appeared to have a fairy tale life: from a prominent Denver family and crowned Miss America, she had a successful television and motivational speaker career. But at age 53, she revealed her secret — Marilyn had been a victim of incest between the ages of 5 and 18.

Her public disclosure led her to be a healing inspiration for tens of thousands of survivors.

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