FORCE: upsetting rape culture

Baltimore, MD

Tyde-Courtney Edwards is a classically trained ballerina and sexual assault survivor. She founded Ballet After Dark to help survivors heal following trauma and has excitedly join the FORCE collective as the Development Director. Ballet After Dark is  an organization that provides holistic dance therapy to trauma survivors and other disenfranchised individuals looking to heal. Be sure to watch the short film, Ballet After Dark, streaming exclusively on HULU. Founded in 2010 by and for survivors, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an art and organizing collective that creates actions to disrupt rape culture. Nationally known for producing large-scale public art projects, FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America in order to face the realities of sexual violence, and create a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. FORCE was founded by Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, and the collective is currently led by Hannah Brancato, E Cadoux, Charnell Covert, Mora Fernández, Shanti Flagg and Maia Owen.