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30

May

A survivor of sexual assault and abuse, Dr. Maya Angelou has overcome tremendous obstacles and has blazed an inspiring trail for all to follow. Her story transcends barriers set by gender, race, and religion by reaching all hearts. She inspires, motivates, and enlightens. Rest In POWER Dr. Maya Angelou.
“In a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.”-Dr. Maya Angelou

A survivor of sexual assault and abuse, Dr. Maya Angelou has overcome tremendous obstacles and has blazed an inspiring trail for all to follow. Her story transcends barriers set by gender, race, and religion by reaching all hearts. She inspires, motivates, and enlightens. Rest In POWER Dr. Maya Angelou.

In a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.”-Dr. Maya Angelou

14

May

Vanessa stopped caring once they imprisoned her mother. At the tender age of 12 she found herself in trouble with the law. By the time this video was filmed, Vanessa was living in a group home and her mother only had a year left of her sentence. Although quite hopeful, Vanessa was, “one small mistake away from violating her probation and ending up in juvenile hall.”  Imagine her mother walking out of the walls of prison, only to see Vanessa stepping in. 

This story shows that violence i not only a cycle but become its on subculture. You have the power to be different but someone needs to show you that there is a better way. Education can bring hope! Check out Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope to find more information on what resources are out there.  

"You guys are trying so hard to convince everybody that your such bad ass*s but all you really did was highlight who the real bad ass*s are-the kids you kidnapped. Compared to a teenager who knows that her desire for an education can get her dragged into a snake infested jungle, to be sold as a bride by some demented, stick chewing, cartoon villain but still gets up and goes to class fully aware of that danger; compared to their courage, I’d say Boko Haram is a bunch of little girls. And you know what, you don’t deserve that compliment." - Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
check out the full video here

13

May

Each One, Teach One, REACH One. We love what we do at Between Friends-empowering students with knowledge about healthy relationships so they can change their schools, communities, and the world. We give so we can both learn and hopefully influence them to teach! 
Check out our website for more information about R.E.A.C.H.

Each One, Teach One, REACH One. We love what we do at Between Friends-empowering students with knowledge about healthy relationships so they can change their schools, communities, and the world. We give so we can both learn and hopefully influence them to teach! 

Check out our website for more information about R.E.A.C.H.

12

May

Although a campaign can’t physically bring back the hundreds of Nigerian scholars taken away from their home or force the Boko Haram to not sell these young women, IT CAN put pressure on both our and the United States government and raise awareness about this increasing problem. #bringbackourgirls

Although a campaign can’t physically bring back the hundreds of Nigerian scholars taken away from their home or force the Boko Haram to not sell these young women, IT CAN put pressure on both our and the United States government and raise awareness about this increasing problem. #bringbackourgirls

07

May

catharsisproductions:

Check in with your partner and make sure everyone is on board - the consent fairy commands it!

catharsisproductions:

Check in with your partner and make sure everyone is on board - the consent fairy commands it!

06

May

The war against these girls is inhumane. We are outraged that these girls haven’t been returned home! These young scholars need to be released immediately. As we continue to raise awareness, we stand in solidarity with their families. Each time we raise our voices we put value to these African girls. Bring back our scholars. Bring back our daughters. Bring back our sisters. Bring back the future of Nigeria! #bringourgirlsback

24

Apr

Sometimes we don’t realize how oppressive our language can be. They often come from gender stereotypes and force people to be in a box while offending other groups of people. Between Friends stands with the students of Duke University. We’re going to be careful with our words and hope you will be too! 

Promoting safe sex-even back then. Perfect for #throwbackthursday

Promoting safe sex-even back then. Perfect for #throwbackthursday

(Source: hellyeahsafesex)

loveisrespect:

Denim Day 2014! Everyone was excited to wear their solidarity with survivors on their sleeves today!

loveisrespect:

Denim Day 2014! Everyone was excited to wear their solidarity with survivors on their sleeves today!