Agents of Change: Alix Tarnowsky

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Being able to provide the survivor a safe space in which to process their feelings and not be judged… Read More

Agents of Change: George Godfrey

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Historically, this is an issue that affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, or… Read More

Agents of Change: Meredith Vizzini

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. I am often surprised at how many incorrect assumptions people make about sexual assault. I hope that in sharing correct information,… Read More

Agents of Change: Treva Parolli-Barnes

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. I always think, what if it were me or my daughter?  What would happen after the assault? If the… Read More

Agents of Change: Angela Schifani

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. What motivates me to keep going are the people in my community who are actively trying to create positive… Read More

Agents of Change: Ginesse Barrett

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Rape culture exists because many myths about sexual violence persist. I use any opportunity to teach and find that… Read More

What the Stanford Rape Case Teaches Us

  Over the past few weeks, news of the Stanford Rape Case has bombarded our news feeds and social media sites. Many people are outraged after learning that 20-year-old Brock Turner, a student at Stanford University, was only sentenced to 6 months in prison after being found guilty of 3 counts of sexual assault against… Read More

It Takes More

The increased need for STAR® services affects all of us Sexual trauma is a reality in our community that we cannot shy away from. Thriving sexual assault centers like STAR help make our communities healthier, safer and stronger; however, due to the lack of dedicated state funding for these services and the limited resources in… Read More

Agents of Change: Tiffany Bush

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. You can become an instrument of change, no matter how big or small, by becoming more knowledgeable, facilitating more… Read More

Agents of Change: Katy Drazba

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Sexual violence is often referred to as a “silent” epidemic, so it is very important for organizations like STAR… Read More