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Rebecca Nagle

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Cherokee Nation

Rebecca Nagle is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and a two spirit (queer) woman. Rebecca Nagle is a nationally recognized leader in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence and is the co-director and co-founder of Force: Upsetting Rape Culture and the Monument Quilt. The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. By stitching survivors' stories together, the quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed. To date, the quilt has collected 1700 stories from survivors and been displayed in 28 different cities and towns. FORCE is mostly widely known for their viral panty prank in 2012 in which the artist-activists pretended to be Victoria’s Secret promoting consent-themed panties and thongs. FORCE was the winner of the 2016 Sondheim Art Prize and was named as Fast Company’s 2013 100 Most Creative People.

Nagle is also the founding director of The No Boundaries Coalition, a resident-led advocacy organization in Central West Baltimore. Nagle’s organizing and advocacy has been covered by MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The BBC, NPR and more. Nagle’s writing has been published by the Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Every Day Feminism and Bitch Magazine. Nagle has done presentations and trainings for the National Sexual Assault Conference, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Native Alliance Against Violence, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, John Hopkins University, and University of Maryland to name a few.

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