I’ll be the first to admit my skepticism when it comes to Tik Tok. We seem, as a collective, to have moved past the Chinese security concerns, and I find it way too addictive for my own good, but I have to admit: there’s some good content there. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve laughed at so many cats, and I’ve seen some really powerful testimony. Primarily, the testimony of Kimberly Corban and the way she brings her humor and heart to talking about being a survivor, the importance of consent, and more. 

If you don’t know Kimberly Corban, I recommend giving this piece a read (TW: sexual assault). Kim is a sexual assault survivor and 2nd Amendment advocate  who has been vocal about her case and advocating for survivors. She’s also a mom, addicted to social media like the rest of us, and a real joy to be around.  She’s such a positive force in every community she’s in, and I think these six Tik Toks–my personal favorites of hers–will prove that!

#1: “Reporting your abuser is NOT damaging their reputation”

#2: “When he says all his exes are crazy”

#3: “You’re under no obligation to be polite to the creepy dudes who objectify you”

#4: “Start by believing”

#5: “Don’t beat yourself up for how you reacted”

#6: “The only person responsible for sexual violence is the abuser”

If you or someone you know is in need of sexual assault crisis services, please contact The Rape Abuse Incest National Network’s (RAINN) 24/7 crisis support network via their online chat or by calling 800-656-HOPE (4673).

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member