While in the front yard of her best friend’s house, a man approached her and put a gun to her neck telling her to come with him. He forced her into a plastic storage container in the back seat of his car and took her to his apartment where she was held captive and assaulted for 18 hours until her daring escape.
Through the years, Kara realized that she survived for a very specific purpose: to spread hope and encouragement to other survivors. To remind them that they are not alone, that they can heal, and that they are stronger than what happened to them. That we are who we are because of what happened, but we are not defined by it.
She tells her story as a means to help educate those who work with victims and empower individuals to be the best version of themselves they can be, regardless of their past.
Kara's story has been told by the Oxygen Network and Lifetime:
"Escaping Captivity: The Kara Robinson Story" - September 2021, Oxygen Network
"The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story" - February 2023, Lifetime