The Astrals began because of one reason, and one reason only: We all saw situations go unreported. We all saw people be silenced, and too afraid to stand up and speak about a trauma they’ve endured. We wanted to help shine a light on the silent, invisible, crimes throughout the community.
We understand how it would seem that this shouldn’t work. After all, we are hidden behind ridiculous names and outfits...but the results are there. The relationships we have with our community, with our government, and the support we’ve had is astounding. We wouldn’t be doing it this way if the results weren’t there. What made us ultimately decide to use this imagery to conceal ourselves was the want not to seem like an ominous anonymous group, but we also found that people had a better reaction to us when we used these nicknames, logos, and the overall imagery.
We like to believe that just because we’re invisible, it doesn’t mean we aren’t there. But, more importantly: Anyone can be an Astral...Just don’t be a bystander.
Want to learn more? Check out our Roster and the FaQ page.