I started the me too movement over a decade ago as a way for survivors to start their journey to wholeness and to find solutions. Today, the world is finally embracing this conversation. Sexual violence is about power and privilege. And we won’t shift the culture unless we get serious about shifting false narratives about women and men.
But to do this, we need spaces to lift our voices, to find our tribe, to unpack complicated issues, to widen our perspectives, and to get organized. The Women Deliver Conference is one of those rare spaces. I'm proud to be joining thousands of advocates in Vancouver this June as a Women Deliver 2019 Conference speaker. We’ll be exploring power at three levels – individual agency, structural barriers, and the power of movements.
The me too movement didn’t create the concept of speaking out. It simply allowed people to hear us better as a chorus, and not a solo. Let's keep this momentum going, because movements aren't spectator sports – they are people-generated.
I look forward to connecting with other leaders of powerful movements at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference.