Bonny Shade

Just Another Assault

Sexual Assault

Risk Reduction

Educational Empowerment

Bonny is a survivor of sexual assault.  


An assault by her close college friend.  


It took her more than seven years to realize it.


In her powerful program, Just Another Assault, Bonny takes an in-depth look at issues surrounding assault, rape culture, and healing. She describes how her personal journey has involved understanding acquaintance-based assaults, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and sharing her experience to help others find the truth in their own. 


1-in-4 college students will be survivors of sexual assault.  It is not only an issue for the victim or the campus community; this is an issue for us all.  Bonny strives to deliver a thought-provoking and interactive program which is intended to allow the space for audiences to discuss the uncomfortable and equip audience members with realistic intervention strategies.


And, for victims to know they are not just another assault.


(Note: This program can be tailored to all-male audiences, as well.)


Outcomes:  Audiences will explore 2-3 tangible examples of intervention techniques to reduce rape culture and assaults on campus; evaluate their own “Sexual Conduct Bias”; differentiate assault-based topics such as consent, gender norms, and social norming. 


Ideal Audiences: Sorority Life, Women’s Empowerment, Sexual Assault Training, Residence Life, Orientation, First Year Experience


Format: Keynote (One hour)

Hustle Till You Don't Have to Introduce Yourself: A Simple Guide to Bossing Up

Being a woman is hard; being a female leader is even harder. We are called bossy, uptight, and bitchy and it’s time we reclaim these words and turn them into positive attributes. The world needs more confident women who are empowered to act, motivate, and inspire. Confidence takes time and owning your inner-boss babe takes strength and gusto. 


It’s about learning how to deal with doors closing in front of you and using the experience to hustle, grind, and show the world what you are made of. 


Bonny shares her story of experiencing with bullying, name-calling, and lacking confidence.  She consistently returns to a powerful worldview: the world is ours for the taking.  Let’s let our confidence shine! 


Outcomes: Attendees will articulate a strong sense of self-awareness and confidence; explore the three key elements of being a “confident boss babe”; investigate essential components to networking, authenticity, and work ethic. 


Ideal Audiences: Sorority Life, Women’s Empowerment, Orientation, First Year Experience


Formats: Keynote (One hour) or Workshop

From Here On Out: Building Community One Step At a Time

Building a cohesive community is easier said than done. Everyone has different goals, agendas, fears, and desires; yet building community is an expectation of our experiences in an institution, organization, or group of which we are a member. This desire even extends to our professional settings. It's a daunting task. But, what if building this community could all start with something as simple as eating wings? 


In this interactive and conversation-based keynote, Bonny explores four simple steps to building a community based on trust, understanding, and friendship. Participants will discuss barriers to building community and start building plans to create a space where all members feel valued and welcomed. A sense of genuine belonging is a human necessity. If we expect greatness from our members or colleagues, then we need to create an environment that enables success. Participants will learn how to make "Community" a standard that everyone wants to meet. 


Outcomes: Attendees will learn two to three tangible ways to reach out and collaborate with/across councils and organizations; explore guiding philosophies and principles behind creating community; establish these guiding philosophies in their personal and professional life; create an action/aspiration plan to create community based around their passions (competition, philanthropy, values) to develop and better the overall group experience.  


Ideal Audiences: Greek Communities, student organizations, large group settings, professional organizations, corporate companies.


Formats: One-hour Keynote, or Half-Day workshop. 

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