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Yes! Yes! Yes! I am obsessed with Annalisa & Liza’s #consent video

Check out these two #consentculture rock stars. They have just released a new video- that we are loving. It is so good we wanted to get to know them better so they were kind enough to let us get to know the brains behind the project. Please share it…and let us know what you think. The video follows the interview.

xo

Becca

When did you learn about consent?

We think we’re still learning about consent even to this day. We were first introduced to the concept as university sophomores, and the advisor of our peer support program has helped us create a curriculum to talk to other students about consent. All of these conversations are part of our learning process, and we’re constantly inspired by what people share in these sessions.

Why did you make this video?

We have campaigned for consent for 2 years, and a lot of people have told us that they don’t know how to ask for consent without making things awkward. We wanted to show that if you’re having a sexual encounter, there are so many things you can say that keep you both on the same page without killing the mood.

How did you come up with the concept?

We drew on our own experiences and asked our university classmates how they ask for consent, give consent, or say no. We used their answers to make this video – it was important that this felt both believable and actionable, and that meant using real phrases. We also wanted to be sure to mix and match “hand models” of all races and gender identities, as it’s on all of us to ensure we get consent in every sexual encounter.

What do you hope viewers take away from the piece?

Let’s be real here: communication is key. If you don’t talk, you don’t know what each other wants. That’s pretty risky. Consent is not only a way to prevent assault; it can also lead to a sexier time because you find out what your partner likes. Isn’t that a win-win situation?

And who are you when you are not making rad consent video’s? 
Annalisa is passionate about travel, social justice, and (of course) consent. When she is not planning workshops as a part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s peer support program, she can be found petting strangers’ dogs or reading Harry Potter (again).

 

Liza is a red-lip loving, panda enthusiast who can’t quite reconcile her love of adventure with her introverted desire to stay in bed and read. You will often find her in The Nook – NYUAD’s peer counselling space – or running around campus with a vanilla latte in hand, thinking of posts for her blog.

Social Media Profiles:

Liza’s Twitter: twitter.com/LizaTaitBailey

Liza’s Instagram: instagram.com/lizataitbailey

Liza’s Lifestyle & Advice Blog: lizataitbailey.com

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Rip the Band-Aid Off. Talk about sex.

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There is a lot of debate on the need for sex education, and the problem is everyone is fighting about all the wrong things. We need to learn healthy sexuality such as practicing safe sex, understanding consent and coercion, and talking about our bodies in a positive way, but many parents can’t teach this, because they don’t practice healthy sexuality themselves. This is not just about intercourse, it’s about teaching true body confidence and respect along with medically accurate sex education for people of all ages, especially our children, because early education is key. Until people feel good about themselves and about sex, kids will continue to be afraid to talk with their parents about sex, which can lead to having sex before they are ready or perhaps not being able to tell a trusting adult about an experience with sexual abuse or assault. By keeping positive conversations going about sex, including the risks and responsibilities, we can help the younger crew grow up safer and sexually empowered (and teach adults a thing or two as well).

 

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Consent Ed for the New Year

Our new year’s gift to you!

Our clients and campus partners have been asking us for ways to effectively educate on consent. Tis the season, ask and you shall receive! We are pleased to share the latest One Student campaign with you. We invite you to view “OneStudent.org Formula for Consent,” discuss, share and repeat (often).

Call it practical or wishful, our holiday gift to you is a timely tool to help create a culture of consent! How joyful is that? Our hope is that this new campaign will help start important and honest conversations about consent, because we believe that if we can get students and their allies talking with each other about how to navigate consent, we can reduce sexual violence.

More about this festive holiday package:

OneStudent.org Formula for Consent description:

What can we do to help create a culture of #consent and respect? This One Student Campaign takes a look at how college students are navigating consent and the importance of education and face-to-face conversations about consent. Consent is not an equation, it’s a conversation. Start one today! One student’s voice is incredibly powerful. #iamonestudent

Link: https://youtu.be/vWr7UAtms7E

Following a discussion about the campaign, we encourage viewers to take the first step in creating a consent culture and sign the One student Pledge http://onestudent.org/be-the-one/.

Thank you for all you do! We are grateful for your partnership and support.

Happiest 2017!

Kelly & Becca and the One Student Team

PS: For more about bringing one of us to campus or how to better utilize One Student tools do not hesitate to reach out. 

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Momastery & OneStudent live happily ever after

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What do momastery.com & onestudent.org have in common? We are crushers of antiquated thought processes & changing the world by asking people to think differently about long-held ideas about really big stuff. Like God, and sex and relationships.

So The One Student tgdmeam was pleased to play a leading role in bringing this truth-telling soul sister to our home town for a very special event. We would love to invite you to kick off the new year with this call for peace, working together, soul cup filling with this power mama and your One Student family. Get the 411 here  .

Now we cannot officially say that we will be BFF at the end of it all…but our instincts is pretty good about the whole thing. #familyvacation2017

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