I can understand the challenges that make it hard to escape the abuse. Part of my support is reaffirming that I believe what they say.
“For those who have exited trafficking, their biggest need is to rebuild a sense of belonging and identity within their community.”
“If we do not move past the dysfunction in our communities, there will continue to be victimization.”
I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.
During the pandemic I began seeing even more potential in fragments, particularly as they reflect the innately feminist act of finding the whole in the part.
We want our families to stay together — we just want the domestic violence to go away. Currently the system makes us choose between one or the other.
Sometimes it is much easier to be outraged by someone else’s victimhood than your own.
One of the stories we are following in this COVID-19 world is how women and children are finding safety in homes when sheltering in place includes domestic abuse.
I am still the process of discovering what love looks like for me. As a woman, I was told what love was supposed to look and feel like, without any input from my own spirit and body.
I worked my way from a too-young, abusive marriage to college as a single mom, then focused feverishly on my
It’s all socially constructed, so you have equal amounts of compassion for the person who’s being battered and the person who’s battering. You’ll never end oppression with oppression.