Featured Finds: Planned Parenthood demonstrates consent

Planned Parenthood released a series of videos to demonstrate what consent looks and sounds like in a true-to-life, practical, and engaging way. The videos, featuring different types of partnerships, answer the question, “How do you know if someone wants to have sex with you?” by exploring various situations… like, when they’re into it: or when… Read More

Hold your breath: Refusal to report sexual violence isn’t just about stigma

Antigravity Magazine published the following essay in January 2015. The essay’s author, Ann Glaviano, is a New Orleans copy editor and grant writer. We at STAR thank Ann Glaviano for authoring this piece and Antigravity Magazine for publishing it. I spent my first six months of graduate school being stalked and sexually harassed, verbally and physically, by another student. I… Read More

Sisterhood Solidarity

DIG Magazine published the following essay in its online opinion section on Feb. 10, 2015. The essay’s author, Leslie D. Rose, is a Baton Rouge journalist, poet, photographer and artist. You can follow her on Twitter at @DanielleGlamour. We at STAR thank Leslie D. Rose for authoring this piece and DIG Magazine for publishing it. Nearly every day… Read More

Intruder Alert: Should BR Really Be Welcoming R. Kelly with Open Arms?

DIG Magazine published the following essay in their Feb. 5, 2014 issue. The essay’s author, Donney Rose, is a Baton Rouge native, 14-year spoken word veteran of the local poetry scene, and youth development worker with Forward Arts. We at STAR thank Donney Rose for authoring this piece and DIG Magazine for publishing it. Rose will be… Read More