Vanessa Baker commented on Guest Post: Thoughts on (untitled) Consent Piece on Stanford Campus 2015-05-15 23:59:58 -0700Thank you for sharing your voice and your art, Eva! So much of what you said resonated with me . It fills me with optimism and strength that we CAN make change.
Someday "No" will be enough... until then there's IMPACT!
This year I have been both inspired and enraged by current events. #metoo has been a tidal wave, showing us just how prevalent the harassment, intimation and assault of women is. Many of us needed no reminder and no convincing of this. it's daily reality in the environment and culture we live in - for some of us more so than others. I volunteer my time and donate my hard earned money because I believe we all deserve to move about the world freely without fear.
**Someday "No" will be enough but until then there's IMPACT!**
IMPACT is an incredibly effective program that empowers women, girls, LGBTQ folks and even men too to stand tall, speak up for themselves, and fight back if the need ever arises. I'm in the process of becoming an instructor and have the chance to see first hand the kind of transformation that your donation can make possible. In our 3-day Basics classes especially -- it's physically powerful, emotionally moving stuff that literally changes lives. One recent graduate told us that her IMPACT Basics class created more healing for her than YEARS of therapy ever had.
My goal this year is to raise $2,400 by year end. $2,400 is enough to provide four full tuition scholarships to future Basics classes so that women and LGBTQ folks -- folks who otherwise could not afford to attend -- can learn invaluable boundary-setting and self-defense techniques.
Please give generously today! Your tax-deductible donation will bring personal safety, self-defense and empowerment training to people who need it most. Thank you so very much!