SISTERS SPEAK OUT is a workshop experience, documentary, and three-act play founded and authored by Missy Crutchfield due to her unwavering passion for the need for addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention. In February 2008, the two-act “Sisters Speak Out Against Violence” and “Sisters Speak Out in Empowerment” opened for “Vagina Monologues” at Encore Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sisters Speak Out is meant to be an ever-changing, ever-evolving work of theatre art. It’s alive, with new faces every year. It’s global and it’s local—spotlighting local talent with music and dance and including performance art and multimedia that adds local flavor and impact. The February 2008 performance featured belly dance from Zanzibar Studios.
In this video clip, dancer Juli Downum with Zanzibar Studios talks about the art of Belly Dance and empowering women.
Columbia University's 'Project Not Asking For It' video.
Made by: Eliza Callahan, Chris Melamed, and Flavia Lagnado
In the past few years, incredibly brave people have participated in the "Slut Walk" to reclaim this word and to drive home the point that no one, regardless of what they're wearing, how they're dancing, or their gender, is ever "asking for it." CLOTHES ARE NOT CONSENT!
Countless perpetrators have been found innocent because they claimed their victim was "asking for it." Let's spread awareness that this is NOT a valid argument, and the victim of sexual assault is NEVER to blame.
Though the project will begin at Wesleyan University, representatives from other colleges will help spread this important message at their schools.
Want your school to participate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Views = Power, so please share, tweet, email and spread this video! Ask your friends and family to do the same and if you have a favorite women's group or political organization, share it with them too!
Read the monologue and post your own videos @: http://www.Facebook.com/ThisIsMyBody
Created by Jason Stefaniak and Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thank you to all of the generous "This Is My Body" donors:
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