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It's been two weeks since the Oscars aired on television and not one article has surfaced on the inclusion of men in Lady Gaga's performance of "Til It Happens To You." This is disappointing to me.
When I first received the confidential email about an opportunity to stand with Lady Gaga at the Academy Awards, I had absolutely no idea the emotional roller coaster I was getting on.
When we speak about The Survivors, understand that there are so many people behind that word. Their lives hover behind that snapshot you see on your computer screen. Take the time to listen to them, and lift them up. Their voices are powerful, and raw, and they deserve to be heard.
I am back stage at the Oscars. Let me repeat that, because it is truly, truly crazy: I am backstage at the Oscars. I'm not here to dance or sing. I'm certainly not here to accept an award for a film. I am here as a survivor of rape and I'm here with 50 other survivors of sexual assault. We are here to stand on stage with Lady Gaga as she performs "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground."
As I watched Lady Gaga give heart and soul as she sang "Until It Happens to You," at the Academy Awards last Sunday, tears flowed. The brave survivors joined her onstage as a united front to say "You are not alone." What a powerful moment.
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If your girlfriend is a survivor, you have first-hand knowledge of what the aftermath of sexual violence looks like, and the long road to healing that survivors face. But you also know the beauty that comes with strength and resilience in the face of trauma.
Lady Gaga and Vice President Joe Biden, you gave me hope at the Oscars. Thank you. When I turned off the television, I felt real hope that we really can reduce sexual assault and violence on campuses and in our communities.