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Shael Norris

Executive Director

Shael Norris is the Founding Executive Director of SafeBAE, the only US national survivor-founded, youth-led organization working to prevent sexual violence among teens. She has dedicated her career to ending sexual violence and empowering youth activism. As a young activist herself, she was a founding staffer of V-Day, overseeing all benefit productions of "The Vagina Monologues" on college campuses and communities, across the world from 1999-2016. It was the impact of the significant presence of V-Day on college campuses that led to her creation of the "Campus Accountability Project" (in 2007) calling for improved prevention and response to sexual violence on college campuses. It was this higher education prevention work, that led her to advocate for the creation of youth-led prevention programming among secondary students. In 2014, she began to seek funding and youth partners to establish SafeBAE, culminating in its creation in 2015, in partnership with Daisy and Charlie Coleman, Ella Fairon, and Jada Smith - the subjects of the Netflix documentary "Audrie & Daisy."

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Events featuring Shael Norris
Events featuring Shael Norris