recent Press 

KnoNap has been honored to have received national and international press. Below is a limited, diverse sample of KnoNap's recent press clippings. 

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ABC News

COLLEGE STUDENT CREATES NAPKIN TO DETECT 'RAPE DRUGS'

"It's kind of the greatest revenge I could get," she said. "To create something to say never again."

A Plus

NEW COCKTAIL NAPKIN DETECTS IF THERE ARE DRUGS IN YOUR DRINK

"I believe that complete social change requires inclusivity," Sherman told A Plus. "To this end, we created a product that can be used in any social setting and by anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Napkins are readily accessible in social settings, which promotes KnoNap's discretion."

Aufeminin

CETTE SERVIETTE EN PAPIER VÉRIFIE QUE VOTRE BOISSON N'A PAS ÉTÉ DROGUÉE 

"Une Américaine a imaginé un système simple pour vous assurer qu'une personne mal intentionnée n'a pas mis de drogue dans votre verre."

Dan Tri

NŪ SINH VIÊN DAI HOC MY PHÁT MINH RA KHAN GIAY GIÚP PHÁT HIÊN THUOC KÍCH DUC 

"Từng là nạn nhân của một vụ xâm hại tình dục, mà thủ phạm lại chính là bạn học của mình, cô sinh viên thuộc trường đại học George Washington (Mỹ), Danya Sherman đã quyết tâm tìm ra giải pháp để giúp mọi người phòng ngừa vấn nạn này."

ELLE

MEET FOUR WOMEN CHANGING THE WORLD

"KnoNap napkins change color upon contact with Rohypnol (aka roofies). Ultimately, the inexpensive napkins will test for additional drugs and, Sherman hopes, be the industry standard. She’s launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the company’s first round of production, which follows 750-plus interviews and focus groups. What’s more: Since lacing a drink is a Class III felony in some states, the napkin could be used as evidence—a gender-inclusive approach to combating sexual assault."

Fox News

THE KNONAP: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY STUDENT CREATES NAPKIN TO DETECT DATE RAPE DRUGS IN DRINKS 

“'Seventy percent of sexual assaults occur between two people who know each other and with that in mind, we wanted to create a product that could be seamlessly incorporated into any social setting. Napkins are always around alcohol. They are always in bars and clubs and we’re working to have them integrated into fraternities, social events and social organizations,' Sherman explained. 'They’re also easy to carry around in either a pocket or purse so they’re very portable and can be taken anywhere so if you’re uncomfortable, you’re able to take it out and use it at your own discretion.'”

Glamour

A COCKTAIL NAPKIN COULD SOON DETECT DRUGS IN YOUR DRINK

"It’s Friday night and you’re at your favorite dive bar, standing alone. Someone hands you a vodka tonic. Before taking a sip, you pause. Is this safe?

You reach for a napkin, and tilt your glass to drip a little out. The napkin changes colors: Your cocktail has been drugged. You put it down, notify the bartender, and leave. You just narrowly avoided being a victim of drink spiking, and possibly assault.

That’s the potentially life-saving scenario college student Danya Sherman is trying to create with KnoNap, a drug-detecting cocktail napkin currently under development. The idea is that putting this capability into something so commonplace in bar culture will make checking drinks for known date-rape drugs as easy as wiping a drip off your hand.

Independent

KNONAP: NAPKIN CAPABLE OF DETECTING DRUGS IN DRINKS INVENTED BY WASHINGTON DC STUDENT

"'KnoNap, 'The Napkin That Knows,' is ingenious - and capable of preventing and protecting people from date rape.'"

Newsweek

DATE RAPE-LINKED DRUGS COULD BE DETECTED BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE THANKS TO THIS STUDENT’S INVENTION

"Sherman told Newsweek that date rape and drug-facilitated sexual assault are issues she and her team "are really passionate about, and are tirelessly working to improve because we believe everyone deserves to be in power and be in the know." About one in 13 college students in a 2016 study said they'd been drugged or had suspected being drugged."

Now This

COLLEGE STUDENT CREATES NAPKIN THAT DETECTS DATE RAPE DRUGS IN DRINKS 

“It’s become more than just a passion, and a purpose in life for me, it’s become a mission.” Sherman explained. [Rape] drugs are hard to detect, but fortunately inventions like these are helping to protect people.

Onet Dziecko

SERWTKA, KTÓRA WYKRYWA PIGUŁKĘ GWAŁTU. NIEEZWYKŁY GADŻET STWORZONY PRZEZ STUDENTKĘ 

"Danya Sherman wymyśliła KnoNap, po tym jak jeden z jej znajomych pod wpływem narkotyków zaatakował ją. "

Study Breaks

DRINKING TO REMEMBER

"Advocate especially holds true for my company and myself. I am using KnoNap as an avenue to create social change, and hope that by the end of my tenure with KnoNap, I will have reached that end to empower individuals.”

Tabi Labo

レイプ被害を減らすために知ってほしい「ナプキン」

"そして、こういった被害を抑える製品の存在を知らしめ、悪質な性犯罪をさせないようにするのも、個人レベルでできる一つのアクションかもしれません。"

Women in the World

INGENUITY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT CELEBRATED AT WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT

"Sherman developed a remarkable technology that takes an ordinary cocktail napkin and turns into a smart napkin."