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In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the group showed a short film on teen dating violence created by Mind Warp Entertainment LLC in collaboration with the El Paso County Attorney's Office. The MOST Club showed the film to about 60 tenth grade young men and had a discussion afterward facilitated by Men Can Stop Rape's Director of Community Education Jason Page and MOST Club member Nile Myers. 23, two MOST Club members, Maurice from Beaufort High School and Tahj from Whale Branch High School in Beaufort, SC, took to the stage to perform original poetry for a group of 36 middle school MOST Club students from Ridgeland Middle School, also located in South Carolina.
THEY don’t know that he is always behind me, reminding me, reliving it, and never forgetting. Building a healthy respect for yourself makes you feel good about who you are, what you’re capable of doing, and enhances your value as a human being.
Click HERE to listen to "Tie a Knot" Your days drag into night All filled with doubt You’re in way too deep Can’t find your way out This doesn’t seem what life should mean Where did it all go wrong Something inside of you makes you hang on You just don’t know for how long I know where you’re at my friend I’ve walked in your shoes Please believe in what I have to say Life is the only choice you need To get you through this day So when your days are filled with darkness And your nights caught up in fear Please hang on with all you’ve got To this life we hold so dear Look to the simpler things And clear your mind Solve your troubles one by one And peace you’ll find When you feel you’ve come to the end of your rope Tie a knot and hang on Better days will surface soon Just tie a knot and hang on Respect is an essential word.
perfectly explores the intensity of young love, even as it illuminates how Random Boy's controlling and jealous behavior--which seems almost innocuous at first--begins to slowly slide into the physical and emotional abuse of Forgotten Girl.
The result is a never preachy depiction of teen dating abuse that is fully humane, complex, avoids victim-blaming and shows compassion for both the victim of violence, and the young perpetrator raised in an incredibly violent home--while never excusing the violence itself.