I had just returned to my seat after the too-generous response to my keynote had subsided when I was called back up to be presented with this beautiful birdhouse.
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Honored to be a part of this project: “Just Tell is thrilled to debut our new Be Your Own Hero video project with the first video made by our dear friend Chris Gavagan of Coached into Silence! Videos made by friends and supporters of JustTell will empower youth to tell someone if they are being sexually abused.”
Chris Gavagan is a Brooklyn filmmaker working on a documentary about sexual abuse in sports called “Coached into Silence”. In this documentary, he asked his old coach to be interviewed, pretending the film was more along the lines of honoring him. He confronted this man, who abused him as a child, asking “what he felt about the abuse he caused” while on camera. The quote on the poster, “It’s all about being unembarrassed and unashamed,” was the coach’s response - what I’m assuming as a very guilty, very caught off-guard one. Chris currently travels to film survivors for Coached into Silence. Find more info here.
Photographed in Brooklyn, NY on June 6th.
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