And here's the second part of our volunteer profiles (part one is here) so all of you can better get to know some of the people we're so lucky to have on Team Scarleteen!
Where do you live? Melbourne, Australia
What year did you first find Scarleteen? 2004
Our volunteers are a huge part of Scarleteen, and I call them superstars with very good reason. They're all incredible.
[img_assist|nid=4024|title=From SlutWalk Manchester by Man Alive!|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=365|height=500]On Monday, I talked about some of my own life, and the central, very personal, issue which kept me from attending one of the SlutWalks, an issue which also central to the walks themselves.
[img_assist|nid=3923|title=SlutWalk Manchester by Man Alive!|desc=|link=url|url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/24365773@N03/5819428744/|align=right|width=333|height=500]This is part two of three entries about the Slutwalks this week. I wrote the first part of what I had to say about them yesterday here.
I want to tell you something very personal about me. Not because I want to. I really don't want to. But I'm going to do it anyway.
[img_assist|nid=3759|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=175|height=247]Hey everyone, and welcome to Activism with Max!
You might have seen me around Scarleteen in the past but if you haven’t, I’ll give you a quick background on me.
I'm trying to organise some sort of event/forum at my university in Australia about sexual assault and violence against women. I've got good ideas for speakers, the women's department at my uni is supportive and I have organised similar events before.
My problem is: how can I frame the event so as to draw people to whom information about sexual assault (myths, prevalance, how particular gender stereotypes/ideas about sexuality can contribute) would be most useful? Currently, events run by the women's department often only get a select group of women already engaged by feminist issues. I fear that if I call the event something like "myths and facts about sexual violence", or something similarly straightforward, it would only be attended by people from this group, as others would be intimidated by the reference to sexual violence and would view it as something only relevant to people who have experienced sexual violence, rather than EVERYONE!