Hear us Roar: When was the first time you learned about Sexual Assault

Semaja Pickett

Seattle, Washington


"I learned about sexual assault in my middle school sex-ed class. I’m still learning about,  especially being in college now. Thereare a lot of stories about it happening on campus, so I have to remain alert."


Seth Williams

Houston, Texas


"My first time learning about sexual assault was when I was in the 7th grade. A young girl in our class was assaulted by her step father & became pregnant.”


Lauryn Hughes

Minneapolis, Minnesota


"I don’t think it was a specific time that I really first learned about sexual assault. It’s something that I’ve always known about self-consciously. If it’s wrong, it’s wrong and we all know when something doesn’t feel or seem right.”"

Derry Davidson

Monroe, Louisiana


"I learned about sexual assault when I was in the 5th grade when someone in my family was sexually assaulted. “