Keep It Sacred Sister is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by a small sisterhood of survivors in Manhattan Beach, CA. Our goal is to increase reporting, decrease sexual violence, disrupt rape culture, and bring healing and connection survivors.
WE ARE KISS
Keep It Sacred Sister Team
The KISS team stands with survivors and we're committed to bringing healing and connection where there has been pain and loss.
Meet Delfina Ure
Founder & Executive Director
Hi, I'm Delfina Ure, founder and executive director of Keep It Sacred Sister. I'm a singer/songwriter, music teacher, and social activist. I started KISS in 2018 after accompanying a survivor to the hospital for her rape exam when I realized girls get sent home in donation panties after enduring a grueling 4-6 hour rape exam.
I'll never forget that appointment. I was a volunteer advocate for the YWCA sexual abuse hotline and I finally had a survivor wanting to report. I met her at the hospital, waited behind the curtain as she stepped into her hospital gown, I held her hand while the nurse dug into her most vulnerable parts, and I consoled her afterwards as she wept asking herself the two questions every survivor asks herself, "Why did this happen to me?" and, "What do I do now?"
I didn't have an answer for her, but I knew exactly how she felt. I became a survivor when I was eight years old and It took me twenty years to break the silence and come forward for help. When I did I got sued by my abuser. The lawsuit came in the same year KISS received 501(c)(3) status, which is what delayed our launch , but thanks to Jill Smoller and Benedict Morelli I won the lawsuit quickly and took back my right to talk about my life. In the wake of this victory I overcame 60 PTSD symptoms and now I'm 100% PTSD free. No trauma, no triggers, no fear.
This freedom is what fuels my passion for survivors and for KISS. Thanks to the support of my team, we're able to help girls like the one I accompanied to the hospital and we are proud to be standing by our sisters to support them in every way possible.