Activist and founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, has released a group of PSAs at the Sundance film festival this past week. The suite of animated videos are focused on Survivor Stories, that feature the “journeys of individual survivors“.
In series of tweets Tarana explained the inspiration for the PSAs…
The #MeToo movement has always centered the survivor’s journey. It’s how we begin the hard work of transforming a culture where sexual violence is permissible into one where bodily autonomy is universal. We must shift the narrative.
When you hear #metoo often people envision a powerful perpetrator ducking accountability. Instead, we should imagine a survivor on their path to healing and what we all must do to clear the way. If we are more invested in following scandals, we will never truly SEE survivors.
Watch the videos below
NOTE via Me Too Movement: This may be triggering for those of us who have experienced sexual violence. Please do not feel obligated to watch, or to watch it alone. Every 98 seconds, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted and a new survivor is forced to carry a burden no one should.
To the latest survivor: We see you. We hear you. We believe you. This is your movement.