All posts filed under: Shine Theory

Honestly, though: Why is there such a lack of trust when filing a rape kit?

Today my amazing, beautiful, and brave friend and ex-roommate Olivia talk about the flawed nature of filing a rape kit and the lack of trust that is involved. The way in which we discussed what a rape kit entails is very not comprehensive. A rape kit is a sexual assault forensic exam, and its meant to collect and preserve all the possible DNA evidence and for victims to receive important medical care. More information on what a rape kit is: http://bit.ly/2dPVLTd I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people who will have these sorts of conversations with me. Feeling blessed !!!   This project is so so new to me. I would love any feedback on how I can improve the quality of the videos and the conversations themselves. As always, love ya and see ya soon! Advertisements

Why even strong ladies have trouble saying no sometimes.

I’M SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS VIDEO. Consider this video the pilot. It’s definitely not perfect, but I’m learning ya know. Let me know what you think. We can continue this conversation here. Meet Bronwyn! We’ve been good friends since we met our first semester of college. We sat down (w/ a bottle of cheap wine, obvi) and talked about all the times we’ve ended up feeling uncomfortable/pressured in boys’ cars and why we felt uncomfortable saying no or asking them to drive us home. It didn’t seem to matter that we both knew that the way men often speak to us in those situations is a form of emotional manipulation, that their words are intentionally employed to make our emotions feel invalid and to try to get their way. I’m filming more of these!!!!!!!!!!! My hope is that you can relate to this video and that you can continue this conversation with the strong/cool/uplifting ladies in your life. Shout out to my dog (the black blob) who is the star of this video.