Ulzi Stories is a branch of Ulzi, an organization started by college students to explore how technology can keep people safer, and the role of community in that effort. We recognize that while increased methods of personal safety prevent traumas like sexual assault in the first place, real and lasting change happens through awareness of the issue at its core.
We started out in 2016 under the name Current Solutions, and shared submitted stories of sexual assault and intimate partner violence on Facebook. After just one story, hundreds more poured in and we were featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, USA Today College, and about 60 other news and lifestyle publications.
Our small team realized we had struck a chord with not only our community, but with the world. As stories continued to come in from almost every continent, we knew we had to turn Current Solutions into a scalable movement in which all could participate.
After a pause to gather resources, the team developed what is now Ulzi Stories–a far-reaching and supportive community comprised of those who wish to help put an end to sexual assault. It is run and sponsored by Ulzi, and its first storytellers come from Ulzi team members.
Together, we can finally change the statistic that started this journey: 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted during their college career. Beyond that, we can start to make sexual assault a thing of the past.
Together, we can make prevention more important than post-trauma action.
To learn more about Ulzi’s origin story, visit Ulzi.com, our safety app branch.