Speaking Up



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This is the story about a girl who went to a party and later found it difficult to speak up about the events that occurred between herself and a boy. She did not speak up until she saw a poster that said #METOO. She became brave enough to speak up to her counselor. In the end of the video, she recognizes that the #METOO movement was to help girls speak up about events like these. Her friends walk behind her symbolizing the strength and support that other females have for the #METOO movement.

Disclaimer: In this video, we will be addressing heavy topics that might be sensitive information to some viewers. If you personally feel as if you are not ready, mentally, physically, that’s okay. You may pause the video and step out. Victims of sexual assault are three times more likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and four times more likely to contemplate suicide, the World Health Organization reports. Despite this, sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes. This is sexual assault, a crime affecting men and women in America every 98 seconds, but is still not taken seriously, receiving an average maximum sentence of 48 months in prison if even proven guilty. This is our story, this is who we are. Amazing things can happen when people help people. When we reach for help and receive help from those we love the most. We strive for acceptance, and understanding, and even more for a safe environment. Today, we are healing, rediscovering ourselves, and starting over. If you are scared of telling your truth, that is even a bigger reason to befriend your fear, because fear is our biggest strength hidden behind our walls. My body, voice, hair, shoes, clothes, personality are mine. We are not our story, we never will be, we are the power behind our voice, and we will never be silenced. This is not our fault. If you or a loved one has experienced any form of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault hotline, 1-800-656-4673; or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255.

Editing and Cinematography by Kaitlin Ordonio
Acting by Miranda Clemesha.
Acting and Script by Daniella Cisneros
Acting and script by Jordan Wilson

Source: Youtube