Enriquez began to share her experiences, and was surprised to find how many could sympathize."The more people I talked with about what happened to me, the more I realized that other people had the same experience," Enriquez says.
" It's not the absence of the word "no." It can be revoked. This definition is the driving force behind Only With Consent, an anti sexual violence initiative that aims to educate people about what consent is, and how to take action to ensure that it's at the forefront of people's minds when engaging in sexual behavior.To give her efforts a more "legit" backing, Enriquez says, she created Only With Consent.Enriquez further educated herself on sexual violence activism through taking a class on the topic at Penn State.She started with a miniscule budget: just $300 to aid a problem that was affecting countless women on campus.Enriquez didn't let the small budget stop her from doing big things.At first, she kept the experiences to herself—at her Catholic high school, there weren't many resources for victims of sexual assault.
But it wasn't until a presentation from a women's resource center in college introduced her to the term "acquaintance rape" did Enriquez really understand what had happened to her.
Enriquez's experiences with sexual assault are two-fold: In a two-year period, she was raped twice.
The first occurred during her senior year of high school, and the second while she was a freshman at Penn State.
Hernandez managed to pull her pants back up, and in a daze, attempted to find her way back into the house.
Instead, Elliott grabbed Hernandez again, pulled her pants backdown and began raping her again.
Their educational methods vary, but one simple concept is wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with "Only Do It With Consent" on the front and the definition of consent on the back.