Welcome to the StoryTelling & Organizing Project

Here you will find audio clips and transcripts from some of STOP's stories. You will also find information about our project partners, discussion questions and resources for using STOP stories in your own work to intervene in interpersonal violence, as well as information on how to get involved in the project.

Kicking Ass (Liz)

When a visiting instructor sexually assaults a member of a cultural center, it causes this storyteller to consider the use of violence as a response to violence, highlighting the gray area this question often occupies.

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Neighborhood Response (Rose)

Rose’s older neighbor uses his status as a trusted community member to set up sexually abusive relationships with young girls in the neighborhood. She shares how she comes to understand her own sexual assault as a 13-year-old. Rose’s later attempts to return to her neighborhood and create safety and accountability are handled poorly by adults, but the young people in the neighborhood find ways to express their reactions and warn their abusive neighbor that they are watching.

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