In 2005, while busy with law school, I accidentally found a group of Straight survivors online. This was something I did NOT want to happen. The last thing I ever wanted to think about ever again was my time in Straight Inc. (Oct 84-Feb 86). But once I found suvivors, I couldnt not stop the memories and emotions from coming back. That fateful day changed the direction of my life. I was about to graduate from law school. I had every intention of practicing law. But instead, months of therapy for PTSD, a desire to research Straight, wanting to help other Straight survivors with PTSD and my determination to educate the public changed the direction of my life. This website is the result of how my life changed, once again, because of Straight Inc. This time, for the better.
Christine Flannery, Cincinnati Straight Survivor (84-86)
I created this website in 2006. It was initially on Geocities which was eventually discontinued. As a result, this website was moved here in 2009. I initially started this website to gather survivor stories in one place. They were scattered all over the web and very hard to find. Over the years, my research has generated numerous documents, videos etc. that were added to this website. Other Straight survivors also contributed their personal stories, their program documents, or documents they obtained via FOIA requests.
University of Toledo College of Law, JD, 2006.
University of Cincinnati, BS, magna cum laude, 2002
Deans List 1998-2002, Who's Who Among College Students 2002, Golden Key Honor Society 2001, National Dean's List 2000 & 2001, Spririt of Community Award 2000, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (President & Secretary) 1999
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Amercia 1997-2002
Parham Elementary School, Reading Tutor 1999-2000
Clermont County Juvenille Court, Detention Mentor 2001-2002
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