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SAFER Promotes Refuse The Silence

September 17, 2010
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For those of you who haven’t heard about Refuse The 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 “elite liberal arts college in the United States.” She got the idea from her experience at Middlebury College – where she noticed that her peers struggled with anxiety, depression, and other pressures while the administrations provided no support.

Her personal statement (which can be found the main site) really resonated with me and I actually submitted 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 to the experience of oppressions as a sexual violence survivor. If you haven’t already, check out SAFER’s Activist Resource Center to read about how different identities can intersect and create multiple oppressions on an individual.

Most recently, they’ve have been featured in Feministing, The Burlington Free Press, Bitch Magazine and will be in More Magazine in October for a piece on up-and-coming young feminists…

By: Wagatwe

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