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“We get messages from people around the world, sharing their experiences and what Project Consent means to them. There’s a lot of pain in these stories, but there’s also a lot of recovery. [...] Project Consent is a lot of things, but above all, it’s about overcoming. And people are doing exactly that. How do you not find that anything but optimistic?”
— Sara Li for Webby's 2017

Sara Li started Project Consent in 2014 in her childhood bedroom to raise awareness about sexual assault around the world. What began as a light bulb idea of one teenage girl that wanted to make a difference, has flourished into an award-winning global platform that people are watching, learning, and sharing from. Through the help of many people, in just three years alone, Project Consent has grown into something truly monumental: a community that believes in survivors, advocates, and like-minded individuals driven to make a difference. By promoting consent, it is reminding society that violations of someone’s agency should never be taken lightly. Rather than continuing to teach that the blame is on the victims, Project Consent wants it known that consent is always an established right, not a removable luxury.

Project Consent enforces that there’s no one or right way to dismantle rape culture. It’s ability to reach people on a global level could not be possible without the community of supporters and staff that it has. Project Consent’s staff is working every day to use all of their resources to make the world safer for all. Some of their work includes:

  • Creating multi-media campaigns with messages attacking different components of sexual assault, in partnership with similar organizations that provide opportunities to reach out to all demographics.

  • Providing resources for anybody that reaches out to make a difference in their own community, including sex ed curriculums that empathize on the importance of consensual sex.

Sara currently acts at the executive director of Project Consent, where she brings her passion and bravery to everything she does. She is extremely proud of the work that Project Consent has done and all of the people who have joined her in Project Consent’s mission. As director, she oversees all operations and brainstorms ways that Project Consent could enlighten and empower communities around the world. Under her guiding hand, Project Consent is one of the leading organizations in the battle against sexual assault. To Sara, the heart of Project Consent is what keeps her motivated to keep going. 

As Sara always like to say, Project Consent isn't about her. It's the collective work of the staff, the survivors, and allies alike. You can read more about the work that Project Consent is doing on its official website or follow them on Twitter. If you'd like to book Sara to speak on behalf of Project Consent for an event, please reach her at for further information.