Check out this amazing collection of street interviews from SlutWalk Tampa 2011 put together by Barbara Rosenthal
Barbara is also working on an awesome documentary called You Are The One. The documentary centers around two funny and engaging women, Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder of One Student, who have dedicated themselves to traveling to college campuses across the US in their attempt to change the culture of sexual assault. To learn more about the project visit the website by clicking HERE!
For anyone who has been following us since the beginning, we need to update you on the location of the walk. We have changed the location to the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa. It’s on the corner of Kennedy and Morgan. The time is still 11am.
This location has much better access to parking (street and garage) and is much easier to find. We will also get a lot more visibility at Joe Chillura! See the map below for details. The “A” pin marks the park location.
Just got back from an incredible radio interview on the Bubba The Love Sponge show on 102.5. I was slightly nervous at first because I know of their reputation for being jokers. This is such a serious cause and I didn’t want it portrayed in any kind of bad light. I felt like I had the weight of the whole movement on my shoulders and I didn’t want to let everyone down.
Come to find out, I had absolutely NO reason to worry. They were fantastic!
I’d like to point out that they are the ONLY radio show that has invited us on and offered to promote the cause, let alone make a HUGE and crucial $500 donation! So, yes, they may be just like high school boys, full of testosterone and ready to go “6 to midnight” at the drop of a hat, but they are a group of men who deserve the utmost respect for their generosity and ability to bring serious issues to the table in a way that makes them fun and titillating. THEN – to add even more excitement, Shawn M. from Friends and Family Support Center called in and donated an additional $500! I was on cloud nine!
If you didn’t hear the interview you can listen to it below!
Thank you again to Bubba the Love Sponge, Spice and the rest of their crew. There’s now a whole bunch of SlutWalk love that’s been soaked up in the Bubba sponge!
We’ve teamed up with the AWESOME people over at Elite Marketing in Tampa to raise money for the SlutWalk!
They’ve offered to help us with some incentives for donations made to the SlutWalk! If you donate $15 to the SlutWalk you receive a $25 restaurant.com gift card OR donate $20 to the SlutWalk and receive a $50 restaurant.com gift card!
(Or donate multiple times to get more than one gift card!)
“Restaurant.com is about celebrating the dining experience more affordably. We provide certificates for literally thousands of great restaurants – many of them right in your neighborhood – that bring you the fun and pleasure of eating out while spending less. Sound too good to be true? Not at all. Restaurant owners like us because we bring them new customers. And you’ll like us because we’re such a convenient way to enjoy an evening out whenever you want without busting the budget.”
If you donate $15 to the Tampa SlutWalk, you will receive a $25 restaurant.com gift card.
BUT! If you donate $20 to the Tampa SlutWalk, you will receive a $50 restaurant.com gift card! Sounds like a sweet deal to us! Here’s how you do it!
Visit our donation page HERE or by clicking the donate button below.
Donate $15 or $20 using the PayPal donation form. ($15 donation = $25 gift card. $20 donation = $50 gift card). Make sure to use an e-mail address that you can be reached at.
After we receive your donation we will e-mail you a thank you letter, asking for your mailing address.
Once you receive this e-mail, e-mail us back at SlutWalkTampa@gmail.com with your mailing address.
After we receive your mailing address we will send you your restaurant.com gift card in the mail. (Please allow 7-14 days for delivery)
It’s that easy! And there’s no limit to how many times you can donate to receive restaurant.com gift cards! So – donate $20 twice and receive TWO $50 restaurant.com gift cards! Click the donate button below to get started! Once we receive your donation we will contact you for your mailing address so we can get your gift card in the mail ASAP!
“I go out, and I wanna look cute, and I wanna look hot… You see guys without their shirts on all of the time, it’s really not that big of an issue… They’re finding all these loopholes and all these leeways for the RAPISTS. Like we’re the bad ones.”
After I posted my video My Dress Is NOT A Yes! (below) – my friend Madison Kosloski sent me a personal message saying,
“I love you.
Teagan,Your bravery in all of this is so touching. You are so special, and the way you are handling this extremely tragic situation is both refreshing and eye opening to me. I know how hard it is for you to have the bravery you do.I know because I was raped. I was raped in January, and you are honestly one of the first people I’ve talked to about it. I never thought it was a big deal, because he was with me at the time.
I was in denial, for a while. Because I took ecstasy that night, I just blocked it out. But now I know. I know I said no, I know he was completely sober, I know I have never felt so helpless.
But now that’s all in the past, I’ve grown from it, as sad as growing from rape is. I just want you to know how much I love you
And that you aren’t alone in this.”
I thought when I was posting the video I made on Youtube that not many people would watch it, for one. But after only a few short days the video has received almost four hundred hits. I had one intention: the spread the word to people who believe along with Mr. Loophole. I wanted them to hear my side. I never expected that my video would inspire other rape victims/rape survivors to be brave and share their story. But it did just that. I inspired people to speak out, without even realizing it. I had SIX people tell me that they were rape survivors/victims of sexual assault after I posted that video. SIX young girls who had never told anyone that before.
The bravery Madison exhibits is amazing. The more survivors speak out, the more the word of Slutwalk is spread.
We are truly seeing a revolution before our eyes. And we’re apart of it.