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MY SAAY: My Sexual Assault Awareness Year

Sexual Assault Awareness Month or SAAM is a yearly national event that seeks to draw attention to rape culture and sexual violence prevention every April. It’s a month often stuffed full with presentations and special events like campus Take Back the Night rallies and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. There’s press and speaking engagements. There are declarations and proclamations, balloon launches, speeches, and Clothesline Projects.  There are drum circles and concerts, and supply drives.  There are poetry slams and survivor speak outs. There are readings of the Stanford Victim’s Impact Statement, pledges to stop the violence because It’s On Us; Red Flag Campaigns, and oh, oh, so many teal ribbons.

It’s a lot- and it’s beautiful. It’s also humbling and exhausting...

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