“Damage control after a crisis has occurred does not negate the fact that it has already happened. Damage control, unlike prevention, does not diminish the cost I paid.” Nicole Huffman from Current Solutions. Read more about our Tedx presentation here.
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The New York Times Posted: “Mazurkevich is an artist with the organization Current Solutions, which raises awareness of assault and gender violence. In a statement to Women in the World, Current Solutions said the ‘Dear Brock Turner’ series has generated a tremendous response.
‘Most people know the statistic one in four women are assaulted during their college career, but what most people don’t realize is that this happens to one in four women they know,” said Maxwell Fong, the group’s co-founder. ‘By putting faces to these stories, we’re showing the world that people are not afraid to speak out.’” by NYT’s Women In The World Team. Read more here.
The Huffington Post posted: “‘The images of women holding victim-blaming phrases paired with Turner’s victim’s heart-wrenching quotes give readers a glimpse at what so many sexual assault survivors go through.'” by here.Read it
Huffington Post posted: “The series titled “It Happens” was created by photographer Yana Mazurkevich in collaboration with the sexual assault awareness media platform Current Solutions. The images are a powerful ― borderline-graphic ― look at just how ubiquitous sexual assault has become in our society.” by Alanna Vagianos. Read more here.
Bustle Posted: “In six powerful photos, models stare directly into the camera while disembodied arms grope them from behind, each woman carrying a different example of the victim-blaming rhetoric so often used in cases of sexual assault. When gathered together, the absurdity of statements like ‘I should know how to protect myself’ and ‘I shouldn’t have been walking alone,’ which place the responsibility of preventing assault on the victim — instead of on others not to assault people in the first place — is impossible to ignore” by Claire Warner. Read more here.
The Washington Post posted: “Mazurkevich’s first photo series was released in June by Current Solutions, an organization that encourages sexual-assault victims to share their stories of survival to help others. Those images showed women holding up signs “representing victim-blaming statements like those made by Brock Turner and his father in court,” according to the organization.” by Lindsay Bever. Read more here.
Cosmopolitan posted: “Originally published in a Facebook post from Current Solutions, a website with a mission to help survivors safely share their stories of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, Mazurkevich’s photos can be hard to look at, but she meant them to be that way. “I want to show the reality of issues like this, because it’s not a sugar-coated kind of topic whatsoever,” she told Cosmopolitan.com. ‘It’s real, it’s raw, and it’s out there.'” by Hannah Smothers. Read more here.
Upworthy posted: “Her Photos were first published on Current Solutions, a platform that encourages victims of sexual assault to share their stories in raising awareness about gender disparities and sexual violence.” by Megan Schellong. Read more here.
Mustang News posted: “‘What started as a marketing project managed to change their lives. Perturbed by the pervasiveness of sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, industrial technology senior Elan Timmons and business administration junior Maxwell Fong felt an obligation to obstruct its course. Styled after the acclaimed blog “Humans of New York,” Timmons and Fong set out to capture similar narratives through their own project…'” by Annie Vainshtein Read more here.