top of page
  • What Is Intersectionality?
    Intersectional thought began in the late 1970s and early 1980s by black feminists like Bell Hooks and Angela Davis. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989. These scholars discussed gender, race, and class, and the important ways in which they overlapped. Intersectionality is made up of three basic building blocks: social identities, systems of oppression and the ways in which they intersect and interact. Social Identities: Based on groups or communities a person belongs to – social class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation. A person is usually a member of many different groups. Social identities are multi-dimensional. Systems Of Oppression: Refers to larger forces and structures operating in society that create inequalities and reinforce exclusion. Systems of oppression include racism, colonialism, heterosexism, class stratification, gender inequality and ableism. Intersecting and Interacting: Social Identities and Systems of Oppression do not exist in isolation and intersect. For example, a person can be both black, a woman, and elderly. She may face racism, sexism and ageism. Intersectionality 101 (3 min) Kimberle' Crenshaw at Ted+Animation (6 min)
    BIPOC stands for Black, Indiginous and People of Color. BIPOC experience sexual violence at higher rates than white people. People Of Color & Sexual Assault - Engage by Uplift (6 min) UNRAPABLE: Racism, Hypersexualization and Sexual Assault in Black Communities (20 min) Violence Against Native American and Alaska Native Women and Men (6 min)
    LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and beyond. LGBTQIA+ people experience sexual violence at higher rates than straight people. Intersecting identities such as differntly abled or ethicity and race further increases risk. LGBTQueering the Narrative of Sexual Violence with Paige Leigh Baker-Braxton (20 min) Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences (6 min)
  • Persons With Intellectual Disabilities
    Persons with intellectual disabilities are 7X more likely to be sexually assaulted than those without disabilities. Article: The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About (includes an 11 minute video) Sex Abuse Against People With Disabilities Is Widespread - And Hard To Uncover (9 min)
  • Men
    Sexual assault is not exclusive to cisgender females. Men, boys regardless of sexual orientation can be victims of sexual assault. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men and boys experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. Men Need To Talk About Their Sexual Abuse with Seth Shelley Men Need To Talk About Their Sexual Abuse (14 min)

For Teens

Are You In A Difficult Relationship? Check Out The Signs & What To Do

Red Flags

  • Excessive jealousy or insecurity

  • Invasions of your privacy

  • Unexpected bouts of anger or rage

  • Unusual moodiness

  • Pressuring a partner into unwanted sexual activity

  • Blaming you for problems in the relationship and not taking any responsibility for the same

  • Controlling tendencies

  • Explosive temper

  • Preventing you from going out with or talking to other people

  • Constantly monitoring your whereabouts and checking in to see what you are doing and who you are with

  • Falsely accusing you of things

  • Vandalizing or ruining your personal property

  • Taunting or bullying

  • Threatening or causing physical violence

Miserable teenager crying in abandoned h

What To Do

  • Know it is not your fault

  • Relationships can be hard

  • Reach out to a friend or trusted adult

  • It may be hard at first, but will be worth it!


Let Us Help You!

  • You can talk, text or chat with an advocate 24/7.

  • The conversation is completely confidential.

  • Your advocate can help you talk through what you are experiencing.

  • Most importantly, they will listen.

All services are free, confidential and non-discriminatory.

Resources For Teens & Young Adults


This is the ultimate dating abuse and healthy relationship resource for teens. Get information, counseling and support for dating violence and dating questions 24/7.

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people in building a culture of healthy relationships. They’re guided by their Let's Be Real movement of enthusiastic, committed young people located nationally taking action to ending dating abuse.



Ever felt so down you couldn’t concentrate in school or enjoy social activities with your friends? If so, you are not alone!  All of us have the power to take control of our emotional health in order to improve our moods and get the most out of life.  


Break The Cycle logo.png
teen group.jpg
SAFE SPACE 300x300


A national movement by young people for young people about relationships. Let's Be Real  provides you with online and in-person opportunities to have real conversations about your experiences, tap into your creativity, and apply your individual gifts and talents towards building a culture without abuse.

The national Suicide Prevention Lifeline have resources for youth and teens. Their counselors are ready to help.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.


CALL: 1- (866) 488-7386

TEXT: Text START to 678-678

CHAT: and click CHAT

suicide lifeline logo.jpg
bottom of page