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Aishah Shahidah Simmons Speaks Out

Black. Lesbian. Feminist. Mother. Warrior. Poet. Audre Lorde’s written words taught me that my silence will not protect me, and that silence is not golden. I am a Black feminist lesbian who is a survivor of incest and rape. […]

Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaks out at Philadelphia SlutWalk
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Stephanie Gilmore Speaks Out

Stephanie Gilmore Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia Mi nombre es Stephanie Gilmore y yo soy una puta. My name is Stephanie Gilmore and I am a slut. Men and women, boys and girls, label me as such.  Why? I wear short skirts. I wear makeup. I drink alcohol. I am a woman. So, in the United […]

Stephanie Gilmore speaks out at Philadelphia SlutWalk 2011
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Kate Rush Cook Speaks Out

Kate Rush Cook Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia I felt the hand before I saw it. Squeezing my throat –  choking me. Gasping for air. What is happening? I heard his voice, “Unlock the car, I am getting in.” His hand still on my throat, I gasped for air. I listened and complied with his demands. […]

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Deepa Kumar Speaks Out

Deepa Kumar Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. It’s about time we had a women’s movement in this country! Over the last three decades we have seen assault upon assault on women’s rights. Roe v Wade was one of the key triumphs of the women’s movement—yet shortly after this victory […]

Deepa Kumar speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia 2011
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