Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, and Victim-Blaming: The Real Deal

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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Trigger Warning What the heck is victim blaming anyway?  So victim blaming is a term you hear from time to time.To be clear, when you say that you are doing it we mean that you are doing a bad thing. Yes we do.It means that you are unfairly ridiculing, shaming, name calling, harassing, and/or bullying, […]

How Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Can Make History

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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Fannie Lou Hamer! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! Rosa Parks! Angela Davis! Dr. Maya Angelou! Nina Simone! Malcolm X! Names you’ve heard.    Just judging by who is mentioned during Black History Month, it might seem that, in order to make history one must make a name for oneself.    That is how you make […]

3 Powerful Black Women Who Made History Share Experiences with Violence and Abuse

3 Powerful Black Women Who Made History Share Experiences with Violence and Abuse

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revised from 2/22/16 Dorothy Dandridge When the Beyhive stings, it is in part because they are tired of losing talented Black women to racism.   Women like, Dorothy Dandridge.  But for racism, she would have had a career on par with Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe.  I first discovered this beautiful woman in middle school.  […]

Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

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“I learned how to stand up for myself from the civil rights movement. We learned from you.”   Original post appeared 7/22/15 (updated) Tonya, did you know?   Those were the words spoken to me by the then reigning Ms. Wheelchair VA many, many years ago.    She and I had just presented a workshop together.  […]

I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

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At First I Was… When we have been wounded we must heal.  To do that, I think we all use a combination of tools.  Some of them are good for us.  Some of them ain’t, okay. Some days, I recall the alarm disrupting my sleep, and the sun rudely throwing light into my bedroom.  I didn’t […]

What Racists and Child Rape Apologists Have in Common

Whispered Civil Rights Movement Secrets: Fannie Lou Hamer the Truth Teller

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People against progress would like you to think that systemic rape of women of color ended with slavery.   That is categorically untrue.   Victims/Survivors know it.    The perpetrators know it.   And, our “allies” of all shades and genders know it.   But on this first day of Black History Month I would like […]

Survivors Breaking the Rules and Telling the Truth about Healing

Survivors Breaking the Rules and Telling the Truth about Healing

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Today, my mind is tough, resilient, empathetic, compassionate, kind, loving, strategic, and wise. My physical health is a mess.  I have my experiences with rape as a child to thank for that. Every time that I see the headlines panicking about the next health crisis that is out of control I do wonder if they […]

From All Angles: 4 Ways Survivor Speakers Can Help Folks Heal, Know, & Grow

From All Angles: 4 Ways Survivor Speakers Can Help Folks Heal, Know, & Grow

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Domestic and Sexual Violence are tough issues to discuss.  BUT, thankfully, speakers have quite a few options for approaching the topic.  In this blog post, I just list four.   Trust me, there are so many styles and tools at a speaker’s disposal.  You are only limited by the ceiling of your creativity, and your courage.  […]

Caught In the Hive: Survivor Issues from Around the Web

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Financial Cost of Abuse Stopabusecampaign.com: The Cost of Child Sexual Abuse:  As expensive as child sexual abuse is for the Catholic church, it’s more expensive for taxpayers MaleSurvivor.org:  Child Abuse and Neglect Cost the U.S. $124 Billion dollars. Trafficking ArkofHopeforChildren.org: Child Sex Trade in America Celebrity/Fame  TheAtlantic.com:  Bill Cosby and His Enablers Survivor Issues Survivors are […]

Celebrities Called on the Carpet:  WE Survive Abuse 5 Best Posts of 2015

Celebrities Called on the Carpet: WE Survive Abuse 5 Best Posts of 2015

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I don’t mind addressing celebrities in relation to  issues of domestic & sexual violence who use their platforms to shame, intimidate, or otherwise bully alleged and/or actual victims. I don’t like that there is a necessity for it in this society.  I don’t like that other groups and organizations remain selectively silent about some celebrities while […]

Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

2015 Best Quote Posts of the Year from WE Survive Abuse

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I am thankful for every single reader, whether you agreed or disagreed.  Whether you liked a post or hated a post.  We sought to educate, inform, and start conversations.   When it comes to domestic and sexual violence, it is just too silent. In 2015 some of our most popular posts were our quotes. We reviewed the numbers […]

Sexual Violence Against Males: No Videos, No Witnesses, and It IS Killing Them

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So last night I was twitter watching one of my favorite shows. Yep, it is a crime show.     You can read about the story here: What I want to talk about is the reaction on social media. **Emotions High As Former Bloomfield Football Player Sentenced In Fatal Stabbing Myths about Teen Boys and Sexual Abuse Well, […]

How Mainstream Feminists, Women’s Orgs & Sexual Assault Orgs Feed the Culture of Violence

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One of my all-time favorite songs is by the great Bonnie Raitt: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” It fits today. During the Daniel Holtzclaw trial, there were few, if any mainstream feminist organizations, women’s organizations, or sexual assault organizations lending their support.  Since the entire media was intentionally silent, the heavy lifting was done […]

Welcome the Week with Wisdom: Quotes on Stories & Writing to Nourish Survivors

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?“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” ~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. ~Alice Walker? If […]

Survivors Have the Right to Tell Their Stories

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Silence You have the right to remain silent. I learned about the Miranda rights case in my 8th grade Civics class. Great lesson. Remaining silent can actually keep you out of prison. Got it. That was pretty easy. That went right along with the family’s commandment. “Don’t put all your business in the street.”   Speaking But who […]

Is this the Real Truth about Sexual Violence that No One Wants to Say Out Loud

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Okay. True stuff.   I have a condition called fibromyalgia.   I know. Most people have never heard of it, but it has been known about for centuries.  All I can tell you is I am in physical pain 24/7 365.  I am exhausted, etc. etc. etc. But I am also happy, filled with joy, love, hope, […]

Why I am So Thankful for the Sacrifices that Black Folks are Making to Fight Sexual Violence

Why I am So Thankful for the Sacrifices that Black Folks are Making to Fight Sexual Violence

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It stings.  It burns. It hurts like hell.  You will never forget the pain.  All wounds must be thoroughly cleaned in order to effectively heal. When I was a kid I cut my left knee on a metal sliding board. I remember screaming like somebody sliced my knee off.  The gash was no bigger than […]

How Anger Helps Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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Imagine it is your 18th birthday.   A well dressed stranger comes to your home. He has news for you. He tells you that you have inherited $550 million dollars payable upon your 18th birthday.   Hey! That is today. You jump up and down.  Cry, get excited.  Dance.  Think of everything that you will buy. Think of […]

High Five from WESurvive: 3 Crucial Life Lessons from Survivor LaQuisha Hall

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Survivors are my favorite people.  Hands down, no contest. I love their war stories, their wisdom, their testimony.  They inspire me.  I weep with them.  I serve them. I fight with them in battle. I’d like to bring to your attention some of the awesome Survivors doing great things.  WE call it: High Five from […]

Safe Space is Beyond the Comfort Zone

Safe Space is Beyond the Comfort Zone

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  Folks, I just created another information product.  It really doesn’t come easy. What I mean by that is I love to pass on information and knowledge.   But sometimes creating information products makes me think of those late night sales pitchy things.   Still, I do think that Survivors and allies need specialized products […]

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