About Kelly and Becca

Our Story

While in college we endured a personal experience with sexual assault that forever changed our lives and sent us on a journey to uncover true sexual empowerment. On a late night road trip to our spiritual home of New Orleans, Louisiana we uncovered our life’s mission. Together, a survivor and her best friend would work to end sexual violence.

We made the choice to share our story and to empower students to revolutionize their campus culture. We believed that if we simply started a conversation about healthy relationships, sex and consent we could help prevent sexual assault and create social change. As we drove across the Louisiana state line in the darkness of I-10 west the foundation for our work was born and this incredible journey began.

More than a decade has passed since that life changing decision. We have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to lead conversations on consent and sexual empowerment. Many of the individuals we had the chance to work with expressed the need for innovative social change efforts. So, in 2010, we founded the non-profit organization One Student because of our core belief that one sexual assault is too many and one student can make a difference. Through this platform we have been able to provide change agents the tools to help transform communities.

 

About Kelly and Becca

Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder are best friends, educators and activists who speak about sexual assault awareness, prevention, and sexual empowerment. Through their appearances and educational resources Kelly and Becca are leading the conversation on consent and sexual empowerment. They speak in simple yet impactful terms, seeking to remove the stigma of victimization and introduce straightforward steps to help reduce sexual violence. Kelly and Becca serve as role models and provide resources for individuals who have experienced the trauma and post-traumatic stress caused by sexual assault as well as those looking to create social change in their community.

Since 2003, Kelly and Becca have shared their message with over 400 college campuses reaching more than half a million students, and they’ve worked with various branches of the United States military. The duo has been recognized nationally for their education, outreach and achievements.

In 2009, Kelly and Becca created and produced Sexversations®, a card game designed to stimulate difficult conversations about sexuality. That same year, they took control of the No Woman Left Behind Campaign, a nationwide bystander intervention initiative. In 2010 they founded the non-profit organization, One Student, based on their core belief that one sexual assault is too many and one student can make a difference. One Student provides programs, resources and opportunities to create social change and help reduce sexual violence.

Kelly and Becca have served as consultants for Dateline NBC and have been featured on The Fox Morning Show, ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and NPR. Recognizing their commitment, passion and determination, numerous magazines and newspapers across the country have profiled Becca and Kelly. They are the subjects of the documentary film, “You Are The One” and in the spring of 2014 they attended several meetings with senior officials at the White House regarding the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

Kelly Addington

Kelly Addington

Never forgets  a face, may forget a location. Laughs often, finds peace in nature. Self-proclaimed food critic. Great loves: daughter, peanut butter & chocolate, husband and fab shoes #iamonestudent

Becca Tieder

Becca Tieder

Peace seeker with a propensity for profanity. Mama, wife, dog lover, serious napper, vegan, donut-obsessed optimist.#iamonestudent