Together we can make a cultural shift!
Consent is by definition “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.,” however we believe that consent is so much more! Consent is how we are attuned to our emotions, our power, privileges, reading non-verbal cues, managing expectations,is a regenerative practice that we get better at the more we use it and understand it. It is infinite in how you can apply it to our lives!
An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation but takes steps to speak up or step in to keep a situation from escalating or to disrupt a problematic or non-consensual situation. There are many ways to intervene and we believe everyone is capable of stepping up in situations of injustice.
We believe that when we are all looking out for each other and practicing consent, our communities are stronger. We believe we can count on one another to create a compassionate safety web with a foundation of consent, bystander intervention, education, empathy, accountability, and joyfulness!
Who We Are…
Guardians of the Vibe has the primary mission to educate and catalyze the full public spectrum on consent and bystander intervention. We consider consent to be an overarching public health need and believe everyone deserves a comprehensive education in this important concept! An informed, consent-minded public creates a viable public safety net where we empower and stand up for each other in times of need. In a society that is built on power imbalances, patriarchy, lack of education, and White supremacy, we are often not taught the necessary skills of how to create healthy boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. Which is where we come in! Our offerings aim to be informative, honest, and most of all, FUN! With our pal Professor Unicorn and their consent-loving friends, all of our offerings feature non-gendered language, rainbows, and beginner-centered consent based, educational literature for a wide variety of ages FREE of cost! We also offer workshops, event tabling, consultations, theatrical consent based performances, and staff training. No matter who you are, we believe that you deserve this education, so we can make a cultural shift towards a brighter and safer future!
Meet Our Board Members
Marji Marlowe - She/Her
Executive Director, Founder
Erika Ryn - She/Her
Community Education Director, Graphic Designer, Co-Founder
Bea Yeh Ogden - She/They
Interim Board President
Alicia Opatrny - She/Her
Danielle Dorman - She/They
Professor - They/Them