Amy Northup

Amy Northup recently made her directorial debut on the feature film What She Said, which is out now on digital platforms through 1091 Releasing. She is an intimacy coordinator and director with a diverse and extensive background in film and theatre, sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and rape crisis counseling. Amy also teaches a class called “Beyond Yes And,” a course that seeks to undo the narrative that a “good” actor says yes to everything, and gives performers tools for recognizing and advocating for their boundaries. She is the Community Nightlife Liaison with OutSmartNYC, a non-profit dedicated to sexual violence prevention in Nightlife and Hospitality spaces, and is a trained Crisis Counselor with the Crime Victims Treatment Center in New York City. In 2019, she was awarded the first ever Lydia Martinez Emerging Leader in Sexual Violence Prevention by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. (Photo by Laura Rose.)


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The Trap of Perfect Victimhood

By Amy Northup | November 4, 2021

The Trap of Perfect Victimhood

What She Said director Amy Northup, who’s also an intimacy coordinator and rape crisis counselor, on an on-screen trope we must move beyond.