THE tALK blog

Articles, op-eds, letters to editors, poems, visual art and more created by teens to encourage the discussion of topics about and relating to sexual violence, consent, gender stereotypes, and rape culture. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis at

June 11, 2020

Change the Talk stands fiercely against the systemic and institutional racism towards Black communities that persists in this country. We firmly condemn police brutality and violence in all forms. Although we are focused on preventing sexual violence, we are deeply aware of the histor...

March 19, 2020

Love is staying home as much as possible for those of us who can stay home. 
Love is staying physically away from vulnerable people we know and love. 
Love is avoiding in-person events and groups for now. 
Love is sacrificing things that bring us everyday joy so we can save lives. 

March 13, 2020

Dear Change the Talk Community,

Like other non-profits and youth organizations in Los Angeles, Change the Talk is monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community partners are our top priority. While we plan to practic...