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, so 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 and The New Statesman as well as featured on Radio 5, World Service and other media.
She attended New York University, where she received her undergraduate Degree in Political Science, her Master’s Degree from The Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University and her Juris Doctorate Degree from The City University of New York Law School at Queens College.
Married and the mother of three daughters living in London, she co-founded the organisation, The RAP Project, which is Raising Awareness and Prevention for teens and young adults in 2013. The initial vision was to address young women and raise awareness around personal safety issues. Now having worked in over 150 schools and spoken to over 40,000 young people, RAP has expanded to young men, parents and corporate employees, and now also addresses internet safety and body image issues.
She has appeared as an expert commentator on Sky News and has been featured with her Co-Founder in The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine.
Londoner Phoebe McIndoe fills the position of Producer/Presenter at the RAP Project. In addition to researching key studies and articles relevant to our work, she is presenting, producing our social media content, and fulfilling her passion as a talented writer by crafting our blogs and podcasts. Phoebe graduated from Warwick University with a First in English and Creative Writing. She has worked as a teacher in rural, Western Uganda and Siping, China.
As a volunteer with UK community centres, she has taught writing workshops to vulnerable adults and worked with Depression Alliance organising support groups. In 2017 she joined RAP presenting talks and running social media campaigns. Recently she represented RAP at the Durex-sponsored Sexual Rights Conference organised for National Human Rights Day at the UCL Centre of Gender and Global Health.
Phoebe hopes to work toward a future where students can openly discuss sex, sexuality, relationships. She strongly believes that in todays digitalised and sexualised culture, schools must prioritise teaching students social and digital skills, enabling them to mature into healthy and happy adults.
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.