She grew up in New York City and attended Sarah Lawrence College where she studied Russian, French and History. From an early age, she wanted to work as an international journalist. She has lived in Paris, Moscow and London where she worked for NBC News, Associated Press Television News and ABC News She is also a print journalist who has published for ABCNews.Com and other publications. She has produced documentaries on Alan Bates, The Redgraves, Lech Walesa and others for The Biography Channel, as well as interviewed high profile guests for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and other broadcasters The RAP Project has been profiled by The Times, You Magazine, The New Statesman, The Independent as well as featured on BBC’s Women’s Hour, Radio 5, World Service and other media. Allison had two children, Mike and Isabel and lives with her husband in north London.
Married and the mother of three daughters living in London, she is a passionate communicator to students, parents and others on the organization’s empowering messages by defining rape, sexual assault, harassment and consent, as well as sharing vital personal safety advice. Now having worked in over 200 schools and spoken to tens of thousands of young people throughout the UK and abroad, RAP has expanded to young men, parents and corporate employees, and now also addresses internet safety, body image and how to negotiate the dramatic transition to university.
Deana is the co-author of ‘Sex, Likes and Social Media: Talking to Teens in the Digital Age’, published by Penguin/Vermillion. She is also a seasoned broadcaster and appears as an expert commentator on Sky News, addresses many educational conferences and is a regular panelist at various events. She has been featured on Women’s Hour, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and other media outlets.
Following university, she worked as a Social Worker in New York City and delivered workshops on topics including sexual health and drug prevention before moving to London with her husband. She received her MA in Education at King’s College London and then went on to gain a PGCE qualification as a Secondary School teacher in Citizenship and PSHE from the Institute of Education.
She’s passionate about empowering parents to talk to their children about self- esteem and sexual health. She believes young people need to be nurtured to care for themselves, to care for others and to keep that care at the heart of their sexual lives. Her motivation is based on work experience, research and most importantly, raising her three daughters.
Camden-born and bred, he has a long history as a volunteer with the homeless as well as with youth mentoring programmes. While working with The Simon Community, he provided people living on the streets with practical access to services. Recently, he earned his FA qualification to coach youth football clubs within the Islington Youth Development Program He mentors young adults in Camden and is dedicated to helping young men in particular address toxic masculinity and uses communication and compassion as tools for helping youth achieve their potential.
In his spare time, Eshu manages amateur club Old Finchleans FC as well as coaches teams for the Islington Youth Development Program.
Awareness and Prevention). She studied her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish at
the University of Sheffield, and gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of
London. She has 20 years of experience in education, including as a teacher and Head of House
at Highgate School, London and as Assistant Headteacher at Sheffield Girls’ GDST. As an
Education Consultant, she continues to work closely with young people and their families to
safeguard their wellbeing, develop confidence and encourage them to make informed decisions
through coaching, mentoring and running workshops. Cathy is also currently studying for her
Masters in Psychology and Education, and blogs regularly about education, mental health and
A native Glaswegian, she studied abroad as part of her degree, lived in Paris and spent 16 years
working in London, so she is good at adapting to new places and situations! In 2016, she left
North London for Sheffield, where she enjoys living near the beautiful Peak District. In her spare
time, Cathy enjoys running, cycling, yoga, reading, cooking and dancing. As a mum to two
daughters, she is a proud feminist and wants her children to grow up understanding that they
should not be disadvantaged by their gender. Cathy is keen to use her work in the RAP Project
to reiterate the message to young people and their parents and carers that resilience, kindness,
trust and open communication can help us all to navigate, adapt to and make a positive
difference in a constantly changing world.