Rebecca Nagle

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Rebecca Nagle is a queer, indigenous activist, writer and speaker.[1][2] She is a member of the Cherokee Nation.[3][4] Nagle is one of the founders of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture,[5][6] an organization lead by artist and activists who attempt to promote a culture of consent.[7] Nagle was also a coordinator of the event "PINK Loves CONSENT."[8][9][10]


In 2012 and 2013, Nagle was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People.[11][12] Nagle was also named one of the National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development’s 2016 Native American 40 Under 40.[13] Nagle was named the 2016 Sondheim Art Prize recipient, and she was listed on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 2015 100 List for innovators and thought leaders.[14]

"PINK Loves CONSENT"[edit]

"PINK Loves CONSENT" was an event wherein a group of online activists dropped a line of fake Victoria's Secret underwear sporting phrases such as, "Consent is Sexy" and "Ask First." [8][15]

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture[edit]

As a part of Nagle's project to create a national monument for sexual assault survivors, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture released a giant floating poem in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Washington National Monument.[16] The floating poem, read: "I Can't Forget What Happened But No One Else Remembers."[17]

With FORCE co-founder Hannah Brancato, Nagle created The Monument Quilt to establish “a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse”. Over 1700 sexual assault survivors have contributed segments to this quilt.[18][19]

Elizabeth Warren call-out[edit]

Nagle publicly critiqued Elizabeth Warren when Warren claimed indigenous ancestry.[20][21][4] This brought Nagle national attention and news coverage.

Personal life[edit]

Nagle lives in Tahlequah, OK.[1] Nagle identifies as a two spirit woman and is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee nation.[22][21] Nagle is a survivor of child sexual abuse.[23][24]


  1. ^ a b "Rebecca Nagle - SheSource Expert - Women's Media Center". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  2. ^ "Rebecca Nagle | Speakers Bureau - Everyday Feminism". Everyday Feminism. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  4. ^ a b "Cherokee Woman Blasts Elizabeth Warren: 'We've Asked Her to Stop' Claiming Our Ancestry". Fox News Insider. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  5. ^ Chemaly, Soraya (2013-02-15). "'I Can't Forget What Happens, But No One Else Remembers'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  6. ^ "Home". FORCE. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  7. ^ Heing, Bridey (2017-12-15). Critical Perspectives on Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence. Enslow Publishing, LLC. ISBN 9780766091603.
  8. ^ a b Mirk, Sarah (2013-02-13). "The Feminist Facebook Army: How FORCE Spoofed Victoria's Secret With Social Media (And Didn't Get Sued)". Bitch Media. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  9. ^ Cheung, Erica (2012-12-10). "Why Pink Loves Consent Is Important". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  10. ^ "The Anti-Rape Panties of 'Victoria's Secret'". The Cut. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  11. ^ "Most Creative People in Business 2013 | Fast Company". Fast Company. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  12. ^ "Rebecca Nagle, Most Creative People | Fast Company". Fast Company. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  13. ^ "40 Under 40 Awards | National Center Awards". Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  14. ^ "Rebecca Nagle". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  15. ^ Walsh, Michael (2012-12-18). "Feminist group leaves consent-themed panties in Victoria's Secret stores to protest 'culture of rape' and company themes it finds problematic". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  16. ^ Paper, Baltimore City. "Force Founders Hannah Brancato(left) and Rebecca Nagle (right)". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  17. ^ "We Need a National Monument to Survivors of Sexual Violence". Bitch Media. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  18. ^ Chemaly, Soraya (2013-02-15). "'I Can't Forget What Happens, But No One Else Remembers'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  19. ^ "Rebecca Nagle | National Indigenous Women's Resource Center". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  20. ^ "Cherokee Woman Slams Warren For Using 'Racist Stereotypes' To Claim She's Native American". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  21. ^ a b Nagle, Rebecca (2017-11-30). "Op-Ed: I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not". Think Progress. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  22. ^ "Extraordinary Women Making History: Five Fast Facts About Rebecca Nagle, The Indigenous Activist Upsetting Rape Culture". The Extraordinary Negroes. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  23. ^ Nagle, Rebecca (2016-04-05). "Rape is a Social Justice Issue". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  24. ^ "Artists Rebecca Nagle and Graci Horne Help Women Confront Sexual Violence at Standing Rock from Art Movements". podbay. Retrieved 2018-09-07.