Memphis Against Sexual Harassment & Assault, aka MASHA, includes eight youth organizers and one adult ally working to create a shift in the response and attitude towards sexual violence within our community and equip students with the tools to combat sexual harassment and assault.
“As youth, we have experienced sexual violence and seen the effects of it within ourselves and our community. As MASHA, we have noticed the prevalence of sexual violence within our community, as well as the recurring incidents of victim blaming, and the lack of justice regarding sexual assault. We feel passionately that the popularity of sexual harassment is due to the general ignorance regarding the issue. We believe that by educating youth in regards to sexual violence, we can drastically decrease the prominence of sexual assault, as well as change the way sexual assault is viewed.”
2017-18 Memphis Against Sexual Harassment & Assault CHANGE Fellows
Antwan Austin, 12th grade, Middle College High School
Devin Dearmore, 11th grade, Middle College High School
Becca Folkes-Lallo, 12th grade, White Station High School
Brandon Fuentes, 12th grade, Germantown High School
Kamren Henderson, 9th grade, Collierville High School
Mallori King, 11th grade, Ridgeway High School
Lauren Moore, 12th grade, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Savanah Thompson, 9th grade, White Station High School
Want to learn more? Check out MASHA’s strategic plan for 2017-18.