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Teen Sexual-Assault Survivors from Audrie & Daisy to Launch ‘Quit This Shit’ Campaign

16265400_378689905826222_1555546100533494517_nReposted from SAFEBAE.org

NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, April 4th, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the co-founders of SafeBAE, who are also featured in the Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, will be in NYC to launch Quit This Shit, their new social media campaign (PSA video and website) to raise awareness about, and put an end to, the online harassment and re-victimization of teen sexual-assault survivors.

While in NYC on April 4th, the four co-founders (Daisy Coleman, Jada Smith, Ella Fairon and Daisy’s brother, Charlie Coleman) are available to speak to reporters about SafeBAE and their new Quit This Shit campaign.

Most of SafeBAE’s work is spent touring the country and speaking creatively and age-appropriately to students in middle and high school about dating violence, positive and enthusiastic consent, sexual assault prevention, re-victimization & bystander intervention, survivor self care, and Title IX rights as they relate to teen survivors. All presentations are supported by SafeBAE’s educational videos and Title IX PSA.

Daisy’s, Jada’s, and Ella’s sexual assaults as teenagers led them to join together to found SafeBAE in 2016. Being high-school survivors and now peer educators and activists themselves makes the SafeBAE founders especially driven and uniquely positioned to successfully shift teen culture around topics of consent, prevention, intervention, and survivor rights.

“We cannot afford to wait until college to have discussions about consent and healthy relationships,” Jada said. “Consent workshops in college are too late to make real and lasting change when so many kids are becoming sexually active earlier and when ideas about intimacy, relationships and sex are formed in adolescence.”

The Quit This Shit campaign comprises the #QuitThisShit video and website.

The video was developed to catch the attention of SafeBAE’s audience – fellow students aged 12-18 – about the dangerous impact of social media harassment after a sexual assault.  The SafeBAE team is featured in the video along with a dozen teens who read the actual texts and DMs Daisy, Jada and Ella received after their assaults. “We need to make people understand that what they write, share and comment on over social media contributes to destroying survivors’ lives.  My harassment was as harmful to me as my assault and it brought me to want to end my life multiple times,” Daisy shared. “SafeBAE’s mission in the video is to stop the shit talking and re-victimization after an assault is discovered or reported.”

Ella added, “SafeBAE and Quit This Shit are different from other consent education and bystander intervention programs and campaigns because we are using peer-to-peer education and positive reinforcement to shift culture around consent and the online harassment that happens to victims in the aftermath of an assault.  We came together so that other survivors would know they are not alone. They will get through this, just like we did.”

The Quit This Shit website (www.quitthisshit.org) will provide visitors with the ‘pledge to not talk shit,’ links to all of SafeBAE’s free educational and activist resources, limited edition t-shirts and tanks, and will house our continued series of content.

In Audrie & Daisy Charlie, Daisy’s older brother, shares his voice as a family member, an ally, and a coach and mentor to young athletes. Charlie has said of his involvement with SafeBAE, “If I can inspire one boy to intervene, one girl to speak out, or save one life, it’ll all have been worth it.”

SafeBAE (http://www.safebae.org)
SafeBAE is the only national survivor-founded organization which works exclusively with middle and high-school students to educate 12-18 year olds about dating violence, positive and enthusiastic consent, sexual assault prevention, re-victimization & bystander intervention, survivor self care, and Title IX rights as they relate to teen survivors.

Web: www.QuitThisShit.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/quit.this.shit
Twitter: @quit_this_shit
Instagram: @quit.this.shit_safebae

Contact:
For interviews with SafeBAE co-founders or
SafeBAE Executive Director, please contact:
Lauren Horn
Bullhorn Consulting
646-303-8329
153481@email4pr.com

Web Site: http://www.safebae.org

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C.J. Asher is a blogger on various subject matters and trending topics related to sexuality, such as prostitution, women's rights, sex trafficking and LGBT issues as well as the adult entertainment industry, having interviewed celebrities such as Dennis Hof and Joanna Angel. C.J. currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and his blog can be found at CJAsher.com.

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