Elizabeth Olsen on Working With the Rape Foundation and Stuart House

Elizabeth Olsen is one of creative leaders honored for Variety‘s 2022 Power of Women.

For more, click here.Power of Women honoree Elizabeth Olsen has volunteered at Stuart House since 2016, spending time with young children and teens who’ve been sexually abused.

She first learned of the Stuart House program, part of the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center-affiliated Rape Foundation, as she was prepping for “Wind River,” a film in which she plays an FBI agent investigating the rape and murder of a young woman.This was in 2015, when Olsen had just moved back to Los Angeles from New York, and was looking for ways to feel more connected to the city.

Through her agency, she was introduced to Gail Abarbanel, the president of the Rape Foundation and founder of Stuart House.

Abarbanel gave Olsen a tour of the Stuart House space in Santa Monica, where kids who’ve been

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