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Salamishah Tillet

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Salamishah Tillet

Salamishah Tillet

Salamishah Tillet is an Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of the A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. 


News and Features

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

At an afternoon of feminist performance art on Brooklyn stoops, eavesdropping was encouraged.

SlutWalk, the anti–sexual violence march sweeping the globe, comes to New York City this weekend. Can the spectacle grow into an effective, multiracial movement?


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real...
Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of...
The advent of smart phones and social media has generated applications, some of them free, to prevent sexual violence.
George Zimmerman's prior violence against girls and women was an overlooked and unchecked predictor of his killing of Trayvon Martin.
When sexual assault cases go viral, it cuts both ways.  
Correctional institutions collectively are the second largest provider of reproductive health services in the country—but most...
The recent wave of attacks against women in Tahrir Square reveal that in our global rape culture, women's bodies can be used as both...
Serena Williams's initial comments about the Steubenville sexual assault victim reveal a a disturbing truth: they are the logical...