Paint the Town Teal for SAAM!

April 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Welcome to SAAM 2014! We’re excited for another month of awesome awareness-raising events and projects. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate ourselves on how to prevent it. By working together, we can make a difference in our mission to stop sexual violence and its impact. Join us […]

Feminist Friday

March 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

After Time magazine published a post describing feminists as “hysterical” in their focus on rape culture, the wonderful Zerlina Maxwell (pst, check out my interview with her from last year) took to Twitter and started #RapeCultureisWhen, a great hashtag that delves into the painful realities of rape culture. She recently published an excellent response to the original Time calling out Caroline Kitchens and RAINN for […]

Feminist Friday

March 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

U.S. Border Patrol officer Esteban Manzanares was recently found dead after kidnapping, raping, and stabbing several women who were attempting to cross into the United States. While the full story may seem exceptionally shocking to many, those working in the anti-violence field know that the targeted abuse of immigrant women in the US has become a […]

Giving Yourself Time to Feel

March 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s ridiculously easy to think of self care as an activity that takes thirty minutes at most. For a long time I’ve approached it as one single activity, like taking a walk or a bubble bath. I’ve even found myself putting self care on a to-do list, treating it as another thing to cross off […]

Feminist Friday

March 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

Yesterday the Senate blocked the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) bill. The current system requires that a rape or assault be reported to superiors within the chain of command. The bill would instead have reports be made to an independent military prosecutor. As Feministing pointed out, “The military is creating a system in which rape survivors […]

Feminist Friday

February 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

Black History Month Super Post Edition: Actress and activist extraordinaire Gabrielle Union recently opened up about the sexual assault she experienced at age nineteen. Everyone heals in their own way and everyone speaks about their assault differently, so whether or not Union’s words resonate with you, it’s always amazing to see young women speak up […]

Feminist Friday

February 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Happy Friday y’all! Celebrate the end of the week with a review of the progress being made around ending sexual violence! Plus, Gilmore Girls and Audre Lorde! … I wrote about the amazing girls of Youth Against Rape Culture and Hollaback Chapel Hill-Durham for SPARK Movement. They’re basically an all star activist team and they’re making […]

Feminist Friday

February 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s been a rough week for survivors and those who love them. We’ve had all things Woody Allen in the news, plus Piers Morgan insulting and mis-gendering Janet Mock. So with that in mind, here are some positive things to remember and think about as you head into your weekend. To quote  feminist writer Jamia […]

Sensei

February 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

Ora DeKornfeld created Sensei, a short documentary about Brenda Mayfield, a Durham woman who became a martial arts teacher, or sensei, after being raped. We asked Ora to share with us her video and how it came to be. Watch the documentary and read more about Ora and Brenda below. (*Trigger warning) Sensei from ora on […]

Feminist Friday

January 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

One part of advocacy work is being conscious of current events and developments. From taking a stand against pop culture icons spouting problematic lyrics to advocating for healthy relationships, there are many ways to be activists and cultural critics in our movement. Take a few minutes to catch up, get inspired, and maybe share a […]

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