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NSVRC Blogs by Kyra Laughlin


Kyra is a sexual assault survivor-activist-researcher. Her work focuses on examining campus sexual violence and how institutions of higher education can improve their practices in supporting survivors.

Pop culture has recently brought the connection between sexual assault and suicide into the public’s focus. 13 Reasons Why, one of Netflix’s most popular series, follows the story of Hannah, a teen rape survivor who takes her life after facing relentless victim-blaming and ridicule from her peers. While Hannah’s story is fictional, her experiences are not uncommon in real life. 

You can say, “I want you to have fun in college, but I also want you to be safe and respect others."