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African Female

I think with sexual assault policies and with sexual assault itself, there are always a lot of grey areas – a lot of iffy things that don’t make sense. And specifically, as a Black male,…

I feel like we should have more discussions around consent and what that looks like: the different ways to consent and the different kinds of situations where consent is needed. Because, right now, it’s just…

The policy is semi-vague in terms of consent and things like that. Not explicitly, but enough that I feel like there are certain older members of our community that might read that and say “oh,…

Participant 1: I feel like, it’d be harder, especially for us Black men, as we are told to “be tough.” We have a perception that we’re “hard” and all this stuff. So, I think it…

I think this highlights the issue of feeling alone in these kinds of circumstances. I would say that as young Black leaders in the community, it is kind of on us to make sure that…

If that came out [that you were sexually assaulted] by a girl, or even a man, it doesn’t matter, I feel like the reaction you would be thinking of would be, “Wow, you let that…

If the example is a girl got me drunk one night and took advantage of me, or sexually assaulted me, for me to come home and tell my teammates that, they might be like, “Shit,…

I find in situations like this, the man is always looked at as the person who wants control. The man is normally the person who is able to run that whole, kind of encounter with…

I just kind of wanted to highlight that we live in a system where, as a Black man, if you go to any authority figure, you already know that there’s a good chance you might…

I think trust is a huge thing. I feel that in these situations, the onus is not on the victim, the onus is on the supporter to show the victim, like, “You can trust me.…

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