Agents of Change: Lindsey Miller

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.   When working on large social issues such as sexual assault, it is sometimes hard to see the impact… Read More

Services Spotlight: Volunteers needed in NOLA!

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you. This past year has been a big one for STAR! In the past six months, we have begun to expand services to New Orleans, recently launching a 24/7, sexual assault-specific hotline for… Read More

Agents of Change: Stefanie Hanley

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@brstar.org. Being active means being educated on the injustices that victims face every day. Educating the community is the only… Read More

The Good News: November 2015

THE BIG PICTURE “How the harassment of a Brazilian child unified the country’s women“ Valentina Schulz on Junior MasterChef in Brazil Women and girls are using their voices and stories to raise awareness and protest. The battle is far from over, but the inspiring campaigns of women around the world make me feel empowered to… Read More

Agents of Change: Mary Helen Cagle

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@brstar.org. The easiest way to promote change is to speak up. So many historical movements started out with someone saying,… Read More

Agents of Change: Kaela Lovejoy

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@brstar.org. I saw that sexual trauma knows no bounds–not gender, age, class, or race.  Thus, as a feminist and a… Read More

Agents of Change: Jacki Savoy

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@brstar.org. Knowing that at the end of the day you just made an impact on somebody’s life in some way,… Read More

Agents of Change: Brittany Tassin

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@brstar.org. “If everyone were to make one step forward, then I am confident that we can end sexual violence!”–Brittany Tassin… Read More

Agents of Change: Racheal Hebert

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@brstar.org.  My response to someone who is hesitant to get involved is: if not you, then who? –Racheal Hebert 1.… Read More

Sex Workers and Sexual Trauma

When one imagines a “perfect” rape victim (meaning the type of victim commonly viewed as credible and undeserving of harm, and therefore most likely to receive community support), we imagine a young, virginal, white woman who is submissive, is dressed modestly, and is being ladylike at the time of her assault. While it’s true that… Read More