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Love WITH Accountability: A Conversation with Aishah and edxi (Virtual & In-Person Event)

April 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ID: Graphic reads, "Love WITH Accountability: A Conversation with Aishah and Edxi Tuesday, April 19th at 6PM Sign up at" Graphic features the front cover of Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse depicting a tree with blue and purple hearts as foliage. Below the text and cover is a black and white photograph of Aishah Shahidah Simmons and edxi. photo creds from left to right: @zheechatmon and @keitadonazu

On Tuesday, April 19th at 6pm, join Aishah Shahidah Simmons and edxi for an in-person conversation and reading of Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse hosted by Noname Book Club.

*ASL interpretation provided

Register here.


Despite the current survivor-affirming awareness around sexual violence, child sexual abuse, most notably when it’s a family member or friend, is still a very taboo topic. There are approximately 42 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and millions of bystanders who look the other way as the abuse occurs and cover for the harm-doers with no accountability. Documentary filmmaker and survivor of child sexual abuse and adult rape, Aishah Shahidah Simmons invites diasporic Black people to join her in transformative storytelling that envisions a world that ends child sexual abuse without relying on the criminal justice system. Love WITH Accountability features compelling writings by child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Simmons’s mother, who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse. This collection explores disrupting the inhumane epidemic of child sexual abuse, humanely.


Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian documentary filmmaker, activist, cultural worker, and international lecturer. A child sexual abuse and adult rape survivor, she is the producer/director of the film, NO! The Rape Documentary, and the creator of the #LoveWITHAccountability Project. Simmons is a Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where she is also affiliated with the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships.


April 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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