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Irene Ochoa: Emotional Lifeline

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.

When Trafficking Hits Home

"For those who have exited trafficking, their biggest need is to rebuild a sense of belonging and identity within their community."

Invisibility in the Silence of Grief, Loss, and Rage

"If we do not move past the dysfunction in our communities, there will continue to be victimization.”

Reporting Sexual Assault in a Way That Honors and Protects Survivors

I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.

Finding Wholeness in Fragments, Again

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.

Casa de Esperanza: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

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.

Saving Each Other

Sometimes it is much easier to be outraged by someone else’s victimhood than your own.

The Gender Lens on COVID-19

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.

Dancing My Body’s Truths

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.

Tending to the Garden

I worked my way from a too-young, abusive marriage to college…

Tapping Into Human Potential

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.

Tag Archive for: abuse