“Help us share these stories. Not one more girl should take her own life.”
Emily Lindin has worked tirelessly to change the lives of girls, boys, women, and men who have experienced the slut-shaming and bullying that pervade our culture. Founder of The UnSlut Project and a featured guest
in our 31 Days of Bullying Prevention, Lindin helps people share their stories, raw and unfiltered, in the hope of showing others that their own suffering is not alone, and to help spread awareness that yes, these things happen, and they happen every day, and they can happen to someone you know.
Now Lindin and co-director Jessica Caimi are ready for the next step: Launching “Slut: A Documentary Film,” a project funded by Kickstarter.
The film tells the diverse stories of four women who have “overcome various forms of sexual shaming.” It includes the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Nova Scotia teenager who took her own life in 2013 after being sexually assaulted and then bullied by her classmates. Through these stories, viewers are able to explore how we can work on all levels, from individual to cultural, “toward a world where sexual assault victims get the support they need and where the word ‘slut’ doesn't even make sense as an insult.”
You can watch a clip of the movie right here
Where do you come in? A final crowd-funding campaign has begun for the necessary post-production. You can be an integral part of making this film come alive by making a contribution here
From the schoolyard to adulthood, slut-shaming leaves an ugly, sometimes fatal legacy. Whether you give funds or compassion, be a part of the positive change. Help eradicate “slut” from our lexicon and our culture.
Find out more about The Unslut Project
, and download our free Bullying Prevention Tip Kit