Brenda Tracy is a catalyst and agent of change. She joins The Yogi Roth Show, as their conversation will take you inside the world of Brenda, as she travels to college campuses year-round, impacting college athletes to Set The Expectation.
Brenda, a survivor of a gang rape on a college campus is now inspiring and empowering student-athletes to #SetTheExpectation to end sexual and relationship violence on college campuses.
Over the last two years, thousands of high school and college student-athletes have embraced her campaign and most recently a conference has embraced her mission. Among them have been Stanford, San Jose State, Michigan, The Opening Football Camp and many more. Leading the way was Stanford Head Coach David Shaw, who dedicated the first ever college football game to bringing awareness to sexual and relationship violence on campus, and the Cardinal titled that game in 2017 the #SetTheExpectation game. In 2018, other teams have followed Stanford’s lead.
Brenda and Yogi’s powerful conversation unpacks what it means to be a “survivor,” as well as how Brenda was able to find an immense amount of strength within herself to create positivity for others. Brenda is forced to tear herself apart and relive the details of her assault every time she shares her story, but she has found comfort in knowing that by her opening up, she’s helping others get through their worst moments and preventing future assaults from happening. Her goal is to create a new societal norm that doesn’t allow for sexual assault or violence to take place, and redefine what manhood is by showing college athletes that it’s okay to be respectful to women. Listen to this extremely moving podcast and go to www.BrendaTracy.com to learn more about the woman who ‘wasn’t built to break.’
Follow @BrendaTracy24 on social media and contribute to the GoFundMe campaign she created for the San Jose State and Stanford communities, as those two programs have a #SetTheExpectation game the week of October 6, 2018 by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/settheexpectationsjsustanford.
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