"About 2 years ago I attended Chai Talks, an event co-programmed by Bruin Consent Coalition and Chai Talks. The event was the first BCC event I had ever attended and til this day it is the most memorable for me."
"I write this all to call attention to the fact that, ironically, the most marginalized groups of people often lead movements for the collective good of the community, then are forgotten when the more privileged people win their rights.
"Catcalling is not harmless. Catcalling is used to make women feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and inhuman. Instead of telling women to be more aware of their surroundings, let’s tell men to be more aware of their actions."
“My greatest scare as a child should have been that I couldn’t memorize my multiplications, but instead I feared his call #MeToo”
"This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in planning our events and programs, it’s been brought to my attention the ways in which many people are unaware of what domestic violence looks like in various communities. Domestic violence manifests itself in many different ways, which can make it difficult to spot if you don’t know what signs to look out for."
"If everyone in our society agreed upon a definition of consent, understood why consent is important, and respected others’ boundaries, there would be no need to be wary of what young individuals wear or whether they are capable of getting out of an attack."
"The government was founded to serve, protect, and provide for the people it governs. To me it seems counterintuitive for our government to so explicitly take away the health care that so many Americans desperately need and rightly deserve."
"Although both men and women suffer from domestic violence, 1 in 3 women are victims of violence by their partners. As a means to combat these statistics, the city of Chicago wrote this legislation to train salon professionals on the signs of domestic violence: sprains, injuries, makeup covering bruises, limited/restricted money, etc."
"Experiencing any form of sexual violence, from being stalked to being rape, is so explicitly a breach of one’s safety. It so obviously violates basic and fundamental human rights. Yet, the issue of sexual assault has been quietly and carefully stowed away for decades, silencing those who need us to protect them.
"I often find myself pausing in the middle of a sentence, because for all the words in the English language, nothing seems to fit. No words seem to express the whole of an idea. How can you describe an emotion that throbs through you, constantly shifting and opaque, a feeling that seems to change every time you grasp for it?