For my activism project, I made a website (Link below) to educate and share stories of sexual assault victims to create an environment for people to share their experiences through the comment section. My first blog post was a story from a fellow UMBC student who shared her story. This blog is very important to me because it is about a topic that I care deeply about. I think it is so important to have more conversations about sexual assault in college campuses because as the banner says above, 1 in 4 women will experience date rape or attempted one during their time in college which should not be acceptable.
Throughout this project, my relationship to activism changed a lot. I always thought activism was about marching, protesting and something grand and big. I never thought I had enough stance or voice to participate in my own activism. However, as Dr. Kate said, activism can be through everyday action. Although making this blog was something pretty small, it really made me feel like I was participating to make a world a better place, and I’ve learned that I can do activism that way and that it doesn’t need to be this huge fancy event.