“[The goal] is not simply to send people to prison. It is ultimately ‘do what you can to define success in these cases.’”
For the Women in the Dorms
The goal is to reform our police response to ensure victims’ access to safety and justice.
The inefficacy of the legal system is clear.
Currently, political pressure — and increased pandemic-related federal aid — is leading to more funding for crisis response that goes beyond law enforcement.
You own your body. You own your mind. You are life.
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Individualized responses to systemic issues will never solve the problem at its root.
“The legal aspect is one thing, but the healing aspect is another. Often survivors have to pay out of pocket to receive services for trauma they endured by the hands of someone else.”
The women in the paintings do not shy away from telling the story of their injuries, but they are not defined by them.
We have to change the thinking that women are less.
Twenty years ago, the main characters — Ojibwe cousins Sher and Kris — emerged during a short writing exercise. It