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This narrative is being gathered for the Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Black Women's Blueprint. The purpose of this initiative is to give voice and obtain information to help develop anti-rape strategies and strategies to prevent sexual assault and sexual abuse in Black/African American communities in the U.S. This project was conceived and developed using a Critical Participatory Action model. "Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a more activist approach. PAR is an approach to community narratives that values the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences. PAR positions those most intimately impacted by research as leaders in shaping research questions, framing interpretations, and designing meaningful research products and actions" (The Public Science Project).

Your participation in this project is voluntary. The procedure involves filling an online form. Your responses will be anonymous and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. The narratives collected from this initiative will be for community organizing, human rights advocacy, Black women’s history archiving and scholarly purposes.

If you wish to engage further in this work, you may choose to complete additional information. Completing this information is voluntary and is not required. If you have any questions about the initiative, please contact

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* 2. Zip Code?

* 3. How Old Are You?

* 4. Gender?

* 5. Race?

* 6. What Is Sexual Assault?

* 7. Have You Ever Been A Victim Of Sexual Assault?

* 8. Was the person Black?

* 9. Age or Each Age When Assault Occurred?

* 10. You can speak your truth here and tell your story of what happened to you.

* 11. Why Does Sexual Assault Happen In Our Black Communities?

* 12. Have You Ever Sexually Assaulted Someone?

* 13. What Would It Take To End Sexual Assault in Our Black Communities?

* 14. Anything else you'd like to share about how sexual assault has affected your life, ability to work, finish school, college, etc.

* 15. If you'd like to be involved in the project in any other way, please let us know. You may choose to include email or other contact information (optional)


To talk to someone, you may contact: 347-533-9102 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm est)
The Black Women's Blueprint Hotline: 646-647-5414
For questions, comment or additional assistance, email: