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Elizabeth Smart talks forgiveness and pressing forward during speech at Boston College

Published: Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT

Elizabeth Smart speaks during a meeting concerning HB286 at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Behind her is Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake. Smart made an appearance at Boston College last Thursday and spoke during the school's Care About Rape Education awareness week, Margaret Burdge with Boston Magazine reported.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Elizabeth Smart made an appearance at Boston College last Thursday and spoke during the school's Care About Rape Education awareness week, Margaret Burdge with Boston Magazine reported.

Smart spoke about her initial thoughts after being kidnapped and how she has been able to cope.

"Smart’s story, above all, is not one of terror and trauma; it’s one of resilience and forgiveness. Throughout her talk, Smart repeated the fact that she was not going to let her life be run by this attack," Burdge wrote.

Read more about Smart's remarks on Boston Magazine.

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