Our hope is to put a tote in the hands of as many survivors as possible. Each tote represents a survivor met in the darkness.


Hayley Harris


Lara Purnell

Co Founders


     Hayley and Lara are two sisters originating from West Kilbride, Scotland. They moved to Raleigh, NC as children with their parents, John and Alison, and brother, Robbie.

Hayley lives in Downtown Raleigh with her husband, Josh, and their Great Dane, Ellie. Lara lives in North Raleigh with her husband, Ben, and their daughter, Isla.  

    Both Hayley and Lara received their Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Hayley has spent the past 5 years as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse where she has seen the medical perspective of the trauma caused by sexual assault far too many times.

Lara has been a nurse for 10 years with experience in Labor & Delivery and Pediatrics, with an interest in SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nursing.  

     In 2016, the trauma of sexual assault became personal. Since then, Hayley and Lara have felt called to carry the torch of support to sexual assault survivors.

They plan to do this one tote at a time through Layers of Dignity.


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