#WhyIDidntReport, a passion project started by Thomas Shim, Ha Jung Song and myself, is a social movement to hear, believe and fight for sexual assault survivors who haven’t reported their stories.
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In 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely testified against then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the summer of 1982.
The president then targeted Dr.Ford and tried to cast doubt on her allegations.
As a response, we created…
thousands of platform with simple templates to encourage the survivors of sexual abuse speak up together why they didn’t report immediately.
#1 Simple Template Flyer
We posted more than 5000 copies of fliers all around NYC. We were also able to reach other cities and countries around the world through our volunteers’ help.
People take a photo of the flyer and type their stories on the Instagram Story feature. If they tag our Instagram account @whyididntreportit, we also share it on our Story feature.
People share their stories in handwriting. This way also educates people who have not known well about why the survivors of sexual assault didn’t report.
Since the launch, hundreds of thousands of brave survivors messaged us their stories to be shared on @WhyIDidntReportIt and those stories got millions of social impressions.
#3 Guerrilla Large Scale Poster
We installed a large scale #WhyIDidntReport posters in high-traffic locations in NYC and in front of the Trump Tower.
The posters made a space for survivors to share their stories in public, and for supporters to share their emotion.
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#4 Pop-up Gallery
To give survivors a safe place to share their stories and further the healing process,
we opened the Pop-up Gallery funded by Kat Sullivan, a survivor of child sexual abuse, for 4 days in Soho, NYC.
700+ survivors and supporters came to share their stories and love.
Work In Progress.
Please follow the IG account @whyididntreportit to see the heartbreaking stories from all brave survivors and support them.
We’ll keep hearing, believing and fighting for them.