Our Youth Educator Reflects on her First Year

by Katrina Clark My first day in the office was the day New York went “on pause” – a truly wonky time to start! While I was concerned about the impact COVID would have on my role as the agency’s Youth Educator, health teachers within Tompkins County were still committed to having us teach classes…

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Talking with Teens about TikTok Rape Day Posts

Written by Lyn Staack, Advocacy Center Youth Education Coordinator. Yesterday I was told about a disturbing viral trend on TikTok which has spread across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook; it’s likely that teens you know had seen or heard of this. Millions of users have viewed, shared, or created posts responding to a video in which…

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How I Came to Write a Discussion Guide

Written by Leah Wardlaw, Advocacy Center TC United Way Summer of Service Intern I first read Know My Name last year for “pleasure reading,” meaning that I wasn’t asked to read it for a class. I was struck by the rawness of Chanel Miller’s writing, how elegantly she wove together strings of emotions, from thick…

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