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about the event:

Our first Imperfect Story focuses on relationships and knowing the difference between healthy and unhealthy love. Kaiya Roland and Melanie Sperling with One Love Foundation will share their story and provide resources to help you love better - in your friendships and romantic relationships. 



Kaiya Roland

Kaiya Roland is from Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at Georgia State University. Kaiya aims to spread awareness on relationship education, the signs of abuse, and overcoming abusive relationships. Starting as a campus ambassador, Kaiya believes that One Love’s powerful message encouraged her to be better in her relationships and hopes that she can teach the same to others through serving on One Love’s Youth Advisory Board. She creates events for students to spread awareness of intimate partner violence across college campuses in Georgia. She also mentors young girls entering college with career and academic advice. Outside of One Love, she is also a hospital volunteer and is involved in biological research.


Melanie Sperling​

Director, Partner Success​

Melanie Sperling joined One Love in 2014 as One Love’s second employee. Her dedication to One Love’s mission inspired her work spearheading One Love’s integration into schools and development of strategic national campaigns including #LoveBetter. She now serves as One Love’s Director of Partner Success, focused on scaling One Love’s educational programming and ensuring that all partners have a positive experience with One Love. As the leader of this strategy, Melanie is responsible for developing a capacity building approach to supporting partners to bring One Love’s high-impact educational tools to communities on a national and international scale. Melanie graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in psychology, and received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated with second year honors, served as Chief Community Officer, and was a Dean’s Award Recipient


  • One Love Foundation has awesome resources, including the 10 signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships

  • Love is Respect is a great resource if you want to talk to someone, need advice about your relationship or a loved one’s relationship, or if you have legal questions

  • The Network / LA Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression

  • The Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through education and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people

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