Jerin Arifa

"At 5’2’’, I always considered my small stature a disadvantage, insecure about my abilities to defend myself physically. Watching Rachel made me realize--in addition to the verbal and non-verbal techniques I use to communicate confidence and competence--I could also use my body. A lifelong activist, I’ve had to be assertive in other ways in my life. Rachel’s accessible, approachable and skilled techniques showed me that I can be powerful physically, also."

-Award-winning activist who spearheaded the campus sexual assault policy for the largest urban public university in the nation, Jerin Arifa