Brave kicks off school presentations
Over the weekend the founder of Brave, Jess Tyson hosted her first trial presentation in preparation for her school visits.
Supporters came from all around Auckland to attend the hour-long presentation at AUT University.
To start it off, Jess shared her story about being a victim and survivor of sexual abuse.
She then carried on to teach the audience about the meaning of sexual violence, how to find help and how to help others.
“I was so grateful to have friends come along to support me and hear my story, says Jess.
“It was so good to receive their feedback at the end of the presentation to find ways to make the presentation even better.”
One of those in the audience was James Wilson who said it was, “a very strong and moving presentation."
“Honest to a point that it made me think and consider the severity of the reality to what sexual violence really is,” he said.
Celebrity auctioneer Allan Myers said the presentation was, “brave, educational, inspiring and genuine.”
A highlight for some of those who attended were the fun videos played out to teach the audience about consent.
Evo Matilda was said learning about consent was, “helpful as it emphasizes a safe environment for young people around sexual violence.”
Jess will start delivering the presentations to high schools in her hometown Whanganui this week.
The team at Brave.