Fight the Fear Campaign


Fight the Fear Campaign (FtFC) is a Seattle, WA-based community-oriented violence-prevention initiative. We are now in partnership with The WAVE Foundation, and we will continue to provide training in relationship violence education, sexual-assault awareness, and self-defense skills including intuition honing, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and fighting techniques—as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse.  Our new, joint program is called Discover Your Power.

We are committed to the realization of everyone’s right to accessible, culturally appropriate, and empowering sexual assault awareness, self-defense, and relationship violence prevention training. Our organization creates opportunities that link experienced instructors to students from schools, community organizations, and social service agencies. We partner with schools to provide trainings both during and outside of regular school programing. We are devoted to building impactful relationships that benefit the whole of society through self-defense advocacy, education, and awareness.

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The Fight the Fear Campaign was born out of the tragic and brutal 2009 attack of two women in their home in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.  Though Jennifer Hopper survived, her partner, Teresa Butz, did not. In the wake of this devastating event and inspired by these amazing women, local musician Brandi Carlile created the Fight the Fear Campaign through her Looking Out Foundation.  Since its inception in 2010, FTFC has taught thousands of Western Washington residents free sexual assault awareness and self-defense workshops serving social service agencies, local schools, and other diverse organizations.  As of July, 2016 the Fight the Fear Campaign is in partnership with The WAVE Foundation, and will continue our mission under a joint umbrella.