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August 26, 2020


As a friend, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a godmother…Pamela thought of others first. 


Pamela was beautiful, smart and strong.  She was a world-traveler, a scuba-diver, a boxer, a surfer, a cook, a dancer.  Pamela stood up for racial justice and did not tolerate bullshit.   She stood tall and looked you in the eye.    


Pamela was also a survivor of sexual assault.  Like other survivors, she spent the majority of her life in pain, haunted by the violence inflicted upon her body, burdened with the daily routine of convincing herself that she was worthy.  


In August of 2019, Pamela was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, brain cancer.  Incredibly, Pamela declared that her diagnosis was “the best thing that ever happened to me” as it gave her clarity that helped her make peace with her past.


At the end, Pamela made her wishes clear. She wanted her story to offer support to young women; in particular, survivors of sexual assault.

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is how we can achieve Pamela’s final wishes.  Bad-ass like Pamela herself, GGE is a Brooklyn-based grassroots organization that creates safer and stronger communities for girls and women, including survivors of sexual assault.  GGE supports young women and honors their realities, through a commitment to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women.

Please honor Pamela’s memory by learning about the incredible work that GGE does.


For those so inclined, please give generously to the 

Pamela Allred GGE Memorial Fund

-- Timothy Allred, Pamela's brother

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