Changing a conversation and overhauling something as deeply ingrained as rape culture is not an easy thing. The first step is writing a clear definition of consent. Three university tours had passed the display so far that day.
There had been student activism around this issue before. She learned that it also meant she had the right to reasonable accommodations and services—such as a disciplinary hearing instead of informal mediation—so she could continue her education.
She made a game of dressing grungily enough to avoid getting hit on by customers, yet not so grungily that her boss would send her home. At the suggestion of a woman with whom she was working there, Epifano began channeling her feelings through journaling.
It was a total transformation.