Sol Flores and Mary Barzee Flores have made their stories part of their campaign messages
Sol Flores, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ 4th District, talks in a campaign ad about being sexually assaulted as a child. (Screenshot of Sol Flores ad)
When Sol Flores sat down with her campaign team to talk through the messaging of her story, she envisioned the Chicago apartment where she grew up, specifically her bedroom.
The Illinois Democrat told her team about the man who lived with her family when she was 11 years old, who would come into her bedroom at night — sometimes touching himself, sometimes touching her.