Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist and founder of The ‘Me Too’ Movement. She hails from The Bronx, N.Y. In 2006, Burke began using the phrase "Me Too" on social media to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.

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As we enter the next decade, I want us to all find our place in the movement to end sexual violence, because we all have a role to play. (Photo: Alec Perkins / Wikimedia Commons) Views
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The 'Me Too' Movement's Success Took a Decade of Work, Not Just a Hashtag. And There's More To Do.
In 2009 — three years after I launched the organization The "me too" Movement — I met a 16-year-old girl who was enrolled in the ARISE academy in Philadelphia as part of my side gig running a small nonprofit, JustBe, Inc., which focused on the health and wholeness of young women of color through...
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