We are super excited to introduce you to the fifteen teens and young adults who are joining our ten senior returning board members for the next two-year term of the Loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board. We can’t wait to see all that they accomplish over these next two years!
Taylor Ballard, TX
Stephanie Bradshaw, NC
Jacob Bricker, IN
Sarina Gupta, NY
Kristen Herman, DE
Trendha Hunter, IN
Antonia Leto, CA
Katie Pinkard, MS
Allyanna Pittman, CA
Karsyn Robb, UT
Selena Torrado, NY
Alexandra Wehinger, WA
Trey Wheeler, OH
Alyssa Whele, FL
Linda Yoon, TX
Learn more about our new and returning members, where they’re from and some of the awesome work they’ve already done in their own communities!
A special thank you to everyone who applied. We received so many great applications and commend everyone on their dedication to promoting healthy relationships. Even though there are a limited number of seats on the board each term, we encourage you to continue to spread the word. Together, we’re all making a difference!
One in three adolescents in the U.S. will be the victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. This figure is much higher than any other type of youth
And abuse isn't just happening in heterosexual relationships. It affects all types of people and relationships. It doesn't discriminate.
In the queer community, dating violence is often perceived as a heterosexual relationship problem, normal or not as severe because the individuals share the same gender expression or gender. This is not true!
The video below is titled "A Photo a Day of the Worst Year of My Life." Chances are you've come across it at some point in one of your social media feeds as it has had over 4.7 million viewers in the past month.
Photo a day challenges have become popular recently, but this one is different from the quirky photos of where you eat lunch or the progression of facial hair over the year. It chronicles a year of a dating violence survivor.
While there are still some questions surrounding whether the video is of an actual dating violence survivor or a public service announcement, it does a good job showing the changes that take place in a person over time as abuse escalates.