Part One - Beyond #MeToo

Tarana Burke – Founder of the “Me Too” movement, started in 2010, and currently the program director for Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. Its goal is to empower young women of color. After the #metoo campaign started virally on social media, Burke said "It's not about a viral campaign for me. It's about a movement."  "On one side, it's a bold declarative statement that 'I'm not ashamed' and 'I'm not alone.' On the other side, it's a statement from survivor to survivor that says 'I see you, I hear you, I understand you and I'm here for you or I get it,'" she told CNN. The movement has taken a life of its own, Burke said. "It started with young people and I quickly realized adults needed it too," she said.


Terminology:

  • Trigger Warning - a statement alerting a reader/viewer to a piece of content that contains potentially distressing material or that depicts or discusses common causes of trauma.

  • PTSD – (posttraumatic stress disorder) A disorder that develops in some people who have experienced or witnessed a shocking, scary, or life-threatening event, such as combat or sexual assault. 


  • #metoo – A viral social media outcry that started aftersexual harassment claims against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein became public in October 2017. The movement has roots back to 2010, with the “Me Too” campaign started by Tarana Burke.

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