For those of you who havenâ€™t heard aboutÂ RefuseÂ TheÂ Silence, it is a project started by Morgane Richardson who is collecting the stories of women of colour are currently attending or graduated from an â€śelite liberal arts college in the United States.â€ť She got the idea from her experience at Middlebury College â€“ where she noticed that her peers struggled with anxiety, depression, and other pressures whileÂ theÂ administrations provided no support.
Her personal statement (which can be foundÂ theÂ main site) really resonated with me and I actually submittedÂ my own experience. In my case, a poor sexual assault policy and an indifferent administration led to an experience where being a woman of colour added toÂ theÂ experience of oppressions as a sexual violence survivor. If you havenâ€™t already, check out SAFERâ€™sÂ Activist Resource Center to read about how different identities canÂ intersect and create multiple oppressions on an individual.
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