Amber Amour

Sex Educator & Founder of Creating Consent Culture

Amber Amour is a renowned writer, speaker, human rights activist, and the Founder of#StopRapeEducate. Born and raised in Akron, OH, Amber has always had a passion for social justice.

Influenced by her mother, Amber became enthralled with activism after attending her first peace rally at age twelve. That same year, Amber experienced a personal injustice when she was sexually abused by a neighbour.

After graduating from high school, Amber relocated to Paris, France and attended the University of Paris La Sorbonne. Five years later, she graduated Suma Cum Laude, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in French as a Second Language. Upon her return to the United States, Amber delved deeply into the world of social justice. In 2012, she moved to New York City and began working for the Human Rights Campaign to pass same-sex marriage in Delaware, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.

In 2014 Amber founded #StopRapeEducate in response to the NYPD releasing her rapist without punishment. Shortly after her last assault, she took it to the streets armed with chalk and began writing educational messages about rape culture and consent.

Today, #StopRapeEducate inspires thousands around the world to speak up, reclaim their power, and live their best life possible. In less than a year, #StopRapeEducate has gained the support of millions, received recognition from President Obama, and has completed over 300 chalk art pieces to educate the public about this important issue.
When Someone You Love Gets Accused of

When Someone You Love Gets Accused of Rape

Let's get real: the men who are raping women and getting off scot-free are our friends, brothers, sons, cousins, uncles, fathers, grandfathers, doctors, law enforcers, judges, lovers, partners, husbands.
29/07/2016 10:37 BST
Spiritual Healing After Sexual

Spiritual Healing After Sexual Assault

It amazed me that I could reduce stress, anxiety, and depression by changing my thinking and using my body in empowering ways. Even with all I had gone through, counseling and anti-depressants weren't for me. So, I explored dozens of alternative healing techniques that worked wonders in my life.
19/07/2016 15:04 BST
When 'Yes' Equals

When 'Yes' Equals Rape

Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The <strong>CONTEXT</strong> in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.
19/05/2016 17:20 BST
Thirty-Five Wrong Ways to Ask for

Thirty-Five Wrong Ways to Ask for Sex

No one is entitled to your body and on the flipside, no one in the entire world owes you sex. If you get rejected, reply nobly with something like, "I respect that" or "that's cool". Suggest cuddling or doing a non-sexual activity that will make both of you feel comfortable.
02/05/2016 20:11 BST
35 Sexy Ways to Ask for

35 Sexy Ways to Ask for Consent

As a sexual educator, I get a lot of backlash when I comes to talking about consent (rape culture at its finest, #amirite?). Asking for consent is not only mandatory, but it can be a super sexy way to spice up your sex life, by actively asking for consent throughout all sexual activity.
28/04/2016 10:45 BST
Lack of Education Around Consent Culture Meant I Didn't Even Know I'd Been Sexually

Lack of Education Around Consent Culture Meant I Didn't Even Know I'd Been Sexually Assaulted

The more I learned about consent culture, the more I realized that I had been in many situations what were indeed sexual assault- without even knowing it. I always imagined rape to be a masked man jumping out of bushes attacking a female night runner. Never did I imagine it could happen to me by a friend, a family member, or a lesbian lover. Since I started #StopRapeEducate in 2014, thousands of beautiful souls that have reached out to me. Their survival stories have impacted my self-awareness and growth profoundly. When we share our experiences, we help others recognize what has happened to them so that they may move forward in healing.
09/03/2016 17:28 GMT