Please note that parental discretion is advised, while listening to this episode.
We delayed the release of a scheduled episode to prioritize this discussion with special guest, Janelle Adviento. In this episode, we speak with Janelle about her recent experience with sexual misconduct in the dance community. Janelle’s courage to make her story public, propelled a movement of hundreds of others in the dance community to also come forward and share their own stories of being survivors. We also catch up with Janelle and discuss her business, “Strength in Numbers”.
In this episode, we explore:
00:04 Parental Discretion is advised
03:07 Catching up with Janelle
04:58 “Strength in Numbers”
11:02 Using proper vocabulary when discussing Sexual Misconduct
13:13 The incident
28: 22 Understanding the layers of Sexual Misconduct
30:38 Expressing oneself does not equate to asking for rape
31:46 How do we combat a problem of this magnitude?
36:17 Grooming and coercion
42:44 The immediate solution: communicate
45:02 Accountability and driving change
55:19 Lasting trauma: The emotional, physical, and mental effects
1:02 Taking action
1:09 Hope for a better future. We can do better
1:42 Closing remarks
This episode's guest:
Resources as recommended by Janelle:
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)- Nation’s largest anti-sexual and violence networksex-violence
Get help 24/7 through RAINN’s National Sexual Assault free and confidential hotline (800) 656-HOPE
Ujima Community- National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
The Loveland Foundation- A resource for black women and girls to navigate through healing, access, opportunities, and validation
API-GBV - Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
Male Survivors- supports men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults
Mindful Urgent Care- same day mental health care with online services
LGBT National Help Center- encompasses LGBTQ+ concerns all around
Dancing With ED - supports love and care for bodies through eating disorder awareness, outreach, and education in the dance industry
Special thanks to Jane Banares for creating our Co-Lab Podcast artwork!
Music by Sam Stan - Das Boo - https://thmatc.co/?l=997FC418
Music by SkeetOnTheBeat - Late Night - https://thmatc.co/?l=E76B5749
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