Join advocates, activists, survivors, and supporters who are getting involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April on Instagram. Daily prompts encourage creative ways for you to raise awareness, educate, and connect with others — plus you have a chance to win prizes every day you participate.
Friday, April 1: Share About SAAM Online
The internet is a powerful tool for spreading awareness. Help us spread the word by posting about SAAM somewhere on the internet, whether that’s decorating your online space teal or helping to educate others.
Saturday, April 2: SAAM Event Shout-Out
Lots of SAAM events are happening this year — both online and in person. Post details about one you’re hosting or share a flashback photo from a previous SAAM event.
Sunday, April 3: My Message to Survivors
Share a message of what you want survivors to know or examples of what to say when a survivor shares their story with you — for instance, I Believe You.
Monday, April 4: Info to Know
Find a statistic about sexual harassment, assault, or abuse and come up with a creative way to illustrate or highlight it.
Tuesday, April 5: SAAM Day of Action
Wear teal and share a selfie to help us turn the internet teal. Be sure to cross-promote on other social media platforms using #SAAM2022.
Wednesday, April 6: Teal Ribbon in the Wild
Place a teal ribbon somewhere in nature or an unexpected place.
Thursday, April 7: Handwritten Words of Encouragement
Share a SAAM haiku, quote, sidewalk chalk drawing, or inspirational message in your own writing or style.
Friday, April 8: How I Get Digital Consent
Consent is necessary in all interactions, including on the internet. Share a way that you make sure to get consent online — for example, asking before posting a picture of someone.
Saturday, April 9: Self-Care Snack Exchange
Share self-care snack or recipe ideas. The more creative the presentation, the better.
Sunday, April 10: Letter of Support
Write your own support message for support for survivors of sexual assault. Consider phrases like Support Survivors, You Matter, Your Strength Keeps Us Going.
Monday, April 11: Safer Online Spaces in Action
One of the ways to build a safe online space is to develop shared agreements that everyone follows. Come up with or share an example of a ground rule for an online community that promotes the well-being of all participants.
Tuesday, April 12: Three Things I Use to Stay Grounded
Share three items, supportive words, songs, or activities that help you stay grounded. Present your three things as a collage, list, etc.
Wednesday, April 13: This is What Activism Looks Like
Show us what your activism looks like during SAAM — do you volunteer? Post on social media? Create art? Share the ways you reach out to people in your community and advocate for survivors during the month.
Thursday, April 14: Doing My Part Through Art
Print and complete the SAAM coloring page, save it and color digitally, or create your own illustration for SAAM. Take an artistic shot of your finished product.
Friday, April 15: Positivity Shout-Out
Share something that lifts you up and brings you joy from the online world. Online spaces can be safe, respectful, inclusive, and joyful. Whether it’s pet pictures or words of affirmation, share what lifts you up and makes you feel connected online.
Saturday, April 16: How I Relax
Snap a picture showing us your favorite way to reenergize. This might be curling up with a good book, doing a crossword, or exercising
Sunday, April 17: Online Support
Share ways we can support survivors virtually. Ideas may range from donating to local organizations to standing up to victim-blaming comments online.
Monday, April 18: Terms to Know
Explain a term that relates to sexual violence and create your own graphic or find another way to highlight the definition. Check out the glossary in this resource for ideas.
Tuesday, April 19: Shine a Light on Local Support
Locate your local sexual assault resource center and share their website URL/hotline number by taking and sharing a screenshot. Or if you are a service provider, share your own contact info.
Wednesday, April 20: An Activist’s Desk
Give us a snapshot into some of the SAAM supplies, resources, or symbols in your world.
Thursday, April 21: Something I Made
Share a photo of something you made (a resource, art piece, recipe, craft, or more) and explain how it relates to SAAM in the caption.
Friday, April 22: Cross-Promote
Give yourself a shout-out by posting a screenshot where you’re sharing SAAM content on another platform.
Saturday, April 23: Show and share
Share an object that represents your commitment to ending sexual violence. Explain its significance in the caption.
Sunday, April 24: Represent Inclusivity
Tell us about a book, show, song, YouTube video, or another piece of media that provides a good representation of survivors.
Monday, April 25: People to Know
Shine a spotlight on someone who is speaking out in the movement to end sexual violence and create your own graphic or find another way to highlight them.
Tuesday, April 26: One Takeaway from SAAM 2022
Close out SAAM by sharing something everyone can do to promote respectful online spaces in the coming year. Find a way to demonstrate, illustrate, or share this message in writing.
Wednesday, April 27: Denim Day: Wear Jeans with a Purpose
Wear jeans to take a stand against victim-blaming in honor of Denim Day. Head over to DenimDayInfo.org to learn more about the campaign.
Thursday, April 28: Spell It Out
Get creative and use objects (flowers, food, art supplies, etc.) to form the letters S-A-A-M and snap a photo.
Friday, April 29: You Did It! Gratefulness Shout-Out
Give thanks to someone or something that made your participation in the #30DaysofSAAM possible. This might be yourself, your team, or a supportive person, place, or practice.
Saturday. April 30: Reflections
Take a moment to reflect and capture a reflection to end the month. This could be words or a quote you are reflecting on or a reflection you can see in the mirror or on glass, metal, or water.
- Anyone can participate: individual accounts, organizational accounts, accounts created just for the contest, etc.
- Submission posts must tag @NSVRC.
- Posts must include #30DaysofSAAM and a hashtag identifying the prompt you’re responding to (i.e. #Day1, #Day2, etc).
- All types of posts are accepted including video, photos, digital artwork, photos of illustrations, collages, poems, etc.
- Posts MUST be original content (not reposted from somewhere else).
- Posts that feature thoughtful captions will be given extra consideration.
Prizes and Eligibility
A winner will be chosen for each prompt daily and awarded a $25 gift card to Etsy.com — plus their submission will be featured on NSVRC’s account.
There are two ways to become eligible for our grand prize drawing: (1) participate every Tuesday in April or (2) participate every day in April. Those that participate every day will have their names entered into the drawing twice. The grand prize is a $250 gift card to Etsy.