PAVE is partnering with spoken word activist Steve Connell to address and shatter the victim blaming question,

“What Were You Wearing?”


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About STEVE:

Steve Connell is an actor, poet, motivator, and transformative entertainer whose live performances are as dynamic as the words he delivers. He has entertained at private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Norman Lear, amongst others. His work has been seen on ABC, HBO, MTV, and performed live at Sundance, TEDMED, Kennedy Center, and The White House. Corporate giants like Sony/Universal, Pioneer, Farmers and Gap Inc. are among the many organizations amazed by Steve’s ability to be highly entertaining while explaining key messages and complex thoughts.

Steve’s newest major work, Transit Space, touring the world in two languages, was created with the renowned Diavolo Dance Theater, and he just completed his first short film, The Universe is Chewing, co-starring Troian Bellisario (PrettyLittleLiars), and co-directed with Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages). His latest spoken word piece “We Are The Lions”, has amassed over 8 million views and was performed live at the United Nations to launch their annual campaign to end violence against women.

About PAVE:

Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (PAVE) works nationally and internationally to prevent sexual violence and help survivors heal.

NOTE: Regarding the name What She Was Wearing,  PAVE understands that there are countless male survivors and non binary survivors and we fully support them and encourage everyone to participate.  We support all survivors regardless of identity and encourage participation in campaign. PAVE is passionate about not using gendered language when referring to survivors.  However, the victim blaming notion of “what was she wearing” applies more to female identifying survivors due to ingrained misogyny.