In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the me too. movement to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Using the idea of “empowerment through empathy,” the me too. movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they're not alone in their journey.

The me too. movement has built a community of survivors from all walks of life. By bringing vital conversations about sexual violence into the mainstream, me too. is helping to de-stigmatize survivors by highlighting the breadth and impact sexual violence has on thousands of women, and helping those who need it to find entry points to healing. [Gift Year: 2017]

 

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