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If you’re a confident, independent, sexual, and opinionated, chances are you’ve been called a slut. If you’re open about your sexuality or comfortable with your body or willing to talk about your romantic encounters openly, chances are you’ve been called a slut. If your consciousness has been stifled or your feelings bullied, chances are you’ve been called a slut.

Slut shaming. It’s coating the media and invading lyrics, soaking into our vernacular understandings of sexuality and consent.

Armed with a refreshing amount of courage and a willingness to open up her diary to the world, Emily Lindin founded the Unslut Project: creating a supportive and powerful environment where shared stories, communal experiences, and uncovered realities can live. Through Lindin’s project, readers are creating an empowering counter culture to the slut shaming our society has become disgustingly accustomed to.Those who fell victim to slut-shaming and can no longer speak are finally being heard. Victims like Felicia Garcia and Rehtaeh Parsons and Jesse Logan and the countless others whose names we may never know.Every writer armed with every word are taking back their right to be confident, independent, sexual, and opinionated.

On August 5th the Unslut project started a Kickstarter campaign to make their newest project “Slut: A Documentary Film” a reality. Expanding the Unslut’s powerful reach and finding those who are suffering silently, the film will feature the heartbreaking stories of women who have experienced the devastating effects of slut shaming, sexual bullying, and sexual violence. Women who have been weighed down by hateful words and coated with unwarranted labels and even driven to suicide. Women who deserve to be heard and deserve to be respected and deserve to find power in their individual and unified voices. Power that can and will evoke change. Power that can save a bullied girl in middle school and protect a violated woman in college and comfort a crying victim in a hospital bed.

Whether you recognize the right for people to be openly sexual and comfortable in beautiful skin and confidentially verbal about relationships., whether you have had “no”s ignored or consciousness stifled or feelings bullied. Whether you want to share your story or simply listen to the stories of others, join the fight and help make slut-shaming a thing of the past, not a horror of the present.

By: Danielle Campoamor. Contributor

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