By Michael Solomon, 10x Management Co-Founder
The recent wave of sexual assault and abuse allegations in America is beyond sad. People in power abusing that power and suppressing the voices of the abused reminds us all that we have a sacred duty to protect ourselves and those that cannot protect themselves.
In 2013, in conjunction with our talented clients, we produced an animated short based on the book of the same name entitled “My Body Belongs To Me,” about the importance of children speaking up if anyone ever touches them in a way that makes them uncomfortable. It applies to people of all ages. The best way to root out sexual abuse is to expose those who are responsible for committing such heinous acts and hold them accountable for their actions in the American justice system. It is also imperative that we treat survivors of abuse with the dignity and respect that reflects our humanity.
It was as important in 2013 as it is now as it has ALWAYS been. In light of this video approaching its 5th anniversary, nearing a half a million views, and the growth of the #MeToo movement, I can think of no better time to refocus the spotlight on the film today. With that in mind, I thought I would share the video again. Please watch, share, and spread the word.
If you’d like to learn more about the book that this short film is based on, see Jill Starishevsky’s website HERE.