Breaking the Silence Habit
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Author, speaker and workplace trainer on sexual harassment, assault and violence prevention and response, Sarah Beaulieu joins Nikki to talk about the “uncomfortable” conversation around sexual assault, violence and the #MeToo workplace. Sarah shares experiences throughout her life that have shaped her path in doing this work and the obstacles and resistance she has faced. Sarah and Nikki discuss consent, bystander intervention, the importance of dialogue and conversation throughout the process of sexual awakening at all ages and the impact of the “silence habit” our culture has around the topic of sexual assault.
In 2017, Sarah launched The Uncomfortable Conversation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to normalizing conversations about sexual violence, especially for young men. The Uncomfortable Conversation has produced 100+ short YouTube videos illustrating how men can support survivors, navigate consent, and address troubling ideas or behaviors among peers. In her upcoming book, Breaking the Silence: A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace, she offers a skills based approach to sexual harassment prevention and response by fostering productive conversation to make workplaces and ultimately all environments safe spaces free from the threat of sexual harassment.
NYT Article: “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly
Book: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Unbelievable on Netflix
YouTube Channel: The Uncomfortable Conversation
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