July 1, 2023
A Hopeful July
Happy July everybody!
So much has happened since our last newsletter!
First, I was honored to join the Always the Last to Know Podcast for a guest interview. We discussed our personal experiences as crash survivors, why women are more likely than men to be injured and killed in crashes, and what we can do about it. Check out the full episode here.
Second, Evan and I traveled to our nation’s capital to advocate for a better crash safety testing system for women. We’ve now met with eleven members of Congress and their staff, and are so grateful for their time and effort. We will hopefully have more good news to share on this front soon! While we were on the Hill, we also had the chance to attend the Automotive Safety Council’s Auto Technology Safety Fair, where we saw the future of vehicle safety on show – including the female THOR 5F dummy.
Third, after New York Times bestselling author and Emmy winner Deborah Copaken survived a car crash last week, she knew she had to tell her story. A fellow fan of Caroline Criado-Perez’s Invisible Women, Deborah knew of the fatal gender discrimination in car safety even before she experienced the consequences herself. Within a week of the crash, Copaken published a piece in her Substack here. Several days later, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by her for the same publication. Check it out here.
It's been a busy month at Drive – one full of hard work, collaboration, and hope. Thank you all for your continued support. Please consider donating to help us fight here.