One thing we do in our classes is share self-defense stories. We learn a lot from hearing others’ stories and grow from telling our own.

Our stories are about how we stand up for ourselves. We protect against guilt from family members. We stand up to bullies. We fight back against physical violence and sexual assault. We speak out against sexism, racism, and homophobia. We rally together against degrading media images and stereotypes.

We invite you to read other peoples’ stories, and share your own.