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Talking with someone who will understand your context

Participant 1: Talking with someone who can relate with this stuff would be helpful [...] so they won't misunderstand what you're saying. They will understand your context and it is easy for them to give advice from that perspective.
Participant 2: Let's say you were Black, if you talk to a white person you might accidently say something offensive. [...] So it's better to have somebody from the same country who you can feel freely to talk to.
Participant 1:Oh! Someone who understands when you're quiet, they just understand what you are saying.


  • Create an inter-university and college roster of peer supporters and educators that includes international and domestic student leaders across genders.

  • Sign on with a service such as KeepMe.Safe, which connects students with mental health professionals from cultures around the world and promote this service as part of university SV/SA service provision.

  • When responding to a disclosure or report of sexual violence involving racially or ethnically marginalized students, provide these students with the choice to work with someone who shares their cultural or racial identity or someone who does not.