Last year, many sexual assault victims, including celebrities, have found their voices and told their stories. Let’s be real, mga bes, this is the bravest things we’ve seen in 2017. But even before the #MeToo movement started, Amber Rose is already empowering women all over the world to speak up against sexual violence and harassment.
In an exclusive interview with MB Life, Amber Rose shares that social media has become an effective platform when it comes to this pressing issue.
“Social media allows someone to post something and for it to go viral in one minute. More people are telling their truths and talking about what actually has been going on and still is. It’s the sharing power of social media that gets the message out there,” Rose explains.
Aside from being an activist and a social media star, she also founded The Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote discussion about women’s rights and equality issues. The foundation is geared toward women and fighting against victim blaming. Tunay na lodi si ategurl!
Rose is also the woman behind the Amber Rose SlutWalk, a festival complete with cool activities, educational booths, free breast cancer exams, and HIV testing. Bale ito yung way ni mumsh to encourage everyone to end rape culture, victim and slut shaming of sexual assault victims.
“I know you feel the world will be against you, or you fear the person who harmed you once, may harm you again,” begins the 34-year-old when asked about her advice to women who are still afraid to speak up. “Look out and see all the women who spoke up and think about not being held captive by secrets. It might be tough, but silence sometimes allows chronic tragedy.”
Download the official Amber Rose app to know more about The Amber Rose SlutWalk 2018. It’s available for free download on iOS and Android devices.
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