Why We Rap
Deana Puccio, a former Assistant District Attorney from NYC, criminal lawyer, had three daughters, aged 9-15 back in 2012. Having worked as a sex crimes prosecutor, she worried that young people were not being educated on the laws defining sexual offences or consent. So, she began putting together presentations to deliver in schools. Allison Havey, a journalist, thought it had enormous educational potential and the two friends began working together. Shortly after delivering trial RAP presentations in their living rooms to their children, their friends and to parents, the Jimmy Savile story broke. School responded immediately to the project, while students expressed relief at finally discussing these sensitive issues in a straight-forward, mature manner. Young people began sharing their experiences, concerns and questions, and the rest is history!