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Survivor Story Series

We asked survivors to talk about their journeys to healing... and they agreed. The Survivor Story Series illustrate the path from pain to finding purpose. These may be triggering for those of us who have experienced sexual violence. Please do not feel obligated to watch, or to watch it alone. To those who have had to experience sexual violence in their lifetime: We see you. We hear you. We believe you.

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The 'me too.' HBCU Tour

In Spring 2019, 'me too.' founder Tarana Burke and scholar Dr. Yaba Blay set out on the first-ever 'me too.' HBCU Tour to bring conversations about sexual assault and consent to "the yard." With the help of friends at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, 'me too.' spoke candidly with Xavier University students about sexual violence on their campus. This is their story.

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This is the ‘me too.’ Movement

‘me too.’ founder Tarana Burke shares the history and purpose of the movement, and how we can interrupt sexual violence right from where we are. Together.

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TED Talk: 'me too.' is a movement, not a moment

In 2006, Tarana Burke was consumed by a desire to do something about the sexual violence she saw in her community. She took out a piece of paper, wrote "me too." across the top and laid out an action plan.

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Tarana Burke Guest Edits Special ‘me too.’ Edition for ESSENCE

ESSENCE celebrates Burke’s fight to end sexual violence and her enduring battle to protect Black women. Burke talks the past, present, and future of ‘Me Too’ and more in ESSENCE’s November issue.

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Meet the Press: Alyssa Milano and Tarana Burke: ‘People do not often lie’ about sexual misconduct

Activists Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano join Meet the Press to discuss the reckoning with #MeToo a year after news reports about sexual misconduct, during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press.

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MSNBC | AM Joy: Tarana Burke: There Are So Many Reasons People Don’t Report Sexual Violence

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, analyzes Donald Trump’s recent statements about Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, statements that sparked the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, about why victims of sexual violence often don’t tell authorities.

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Tarana Burke on What 'me too.' Is Really About

Me Too founder Tarana Burke reacts to Harvey Weinstein's indictment and discusses what some people misunderstand about the movement.


Variety: Tarana Burke Power of Women Cover Shoot

Tarana talks about her love of fashion, why she started the 'me too.' Movement, and how people can get involved from wherever they are.

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NBC | TODAY: 'me too.' Creator Tarana Burke And Alyssa Milano: ‘It’s Not Just A Moment, It’s A Movement’

Tarana Burke, creator of the MeToo movement, and actress Alyssa Milano join TODAY to comment on TIME magazine’s pick of the Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year. “I could never imagine something that could change the world; I just wanted to change my community,” Burke says.

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TIME: Tarana Burke, Founder Of The 'me too.' Movement On Empowering Sexual Violence Victims

Burke, founder of a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual violence, created the Me Too movement in 2006 to encourage young women to show solidarity with one another. It went viral this year after actor Alyssa Milano used the hashtag #MeToo. "Sexual harassment does bring shame. And I think it's really powerful that this transfer is happening, that these women are able not just to share their shame but to put the shame where it belongs: on the perpetrator."

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