Today The DATE SAFE Project brings you a special poem from an amazing student guest blogger, Marcie Fennell. Her words are powerful and we think you will agree. Rewind By: Marcie Fennell Rewind the movie back to simpler times. Before my heart was covered in torturous vines. Vines that were carefully woven into my blood vessels […]
Whether you are a parent or an educator, you know the importance of having support in your life. Imagine your boss tells you, “Go ahead and give it a shot” and then does everything possible to make your life difficult in accomplishing your goal. Your Boss’s actions did not match his/her words. When we see […]
York University was another great show in Canada last night. The appreciation and respect for discussing respect AND survivors of sexual assault is inspiring. The number of times last night an audience member applauded while I was mid-sentence discussing TAKING ACTION and supporting survivors was unique. I’d make a serious point and suddenly hear an […]
In the past 3 weeks of our Fall “Can I Kiss You?” Tour, we have had a record number of audiences choose to make videos for YouTube on Asking First. Depending on the campus culture, their statements are ranging from “XYZ University Asks First” to “XYZ University, we ASK for sex.” NOTE: The university officials in attendance ALWAYS have the final say on what we film for representing their campus. Here are 2 quick examples:
Each year, the University of Western Ontario throws one of the best opening day for students. From 9am til late night, the day is packed – full of learning AND fun. I am honored to be a part of this annual celebration/learning event called the REZ RALLY! Becca Carroll and her entire team do a FANTASTIC job running O Week and at being incredible hosts to guests on their campus such as myself.
As you may know, the person who inspired me to want to speak out originally back in the early 90s was my sister Cheri, an amazing survivor. Tonight, a campus ASKED to honor Cheri in a video statement. Northwest Missouri State University students unanimously voted to have the following video filmed. I was moved and thrilled to be able to put a video on YouTube with such a special message to share with the world. Please watch the video below and then Leave a Comment:
Keuka College has me speak to their incoming students each year in the Chapel which is a beautiful location. The seating goes far back and so last night Keuka provided a video screen upfront showing a closeup of the show. The results? The students in the back were as equally engaged as those in the […]
Last night, St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY had 2 great turnouts. Due to the size of their incoming class, they have me present the “Can I Kiss You?” program at 2 different times of 7pm and 9pm. The attendance at each session was wonderful and the interaction and reactions afterward were fantastic.
The first video which caught my attention was Jon Bon Jovi and Bettye LaVette singing “A Change is Gonna Come” in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Inauguration Celebration for President Obama.
Tonight, Lake Forest College made a commitment to asking first. In fact, they threw a challenge out to those who DO NOT ASK FIRST. Altogether, they chanted, “I Pity the Fool Who Doesn’t Ask First” (yes aka The “A” Team).