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Safety Plan: What Is It? The 7 Best on the Web & Why WE all need one!

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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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                                       Fall Safety Plan A What?   Safety plan:  In the domestic violence advocacy community, a safety plan is a strategy that advocates develop along with victims in order to raise their chances for survival. When a man or woman leaves a relationship they are at a much higher risk of being

What's In a Name: A Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse names Her Rapist

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Did I tell y’all about that time that they printed a speech  I delivered in public in the paper?  Well, that isn’t even the most interesting part.  The most interesting part was deciding whether or not to name the child rapist from my past. I bring this up because of this story that is in the news–>>  A Retired Virginia Army Colonel sues a woman who accused him of rapeIt seems

Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 2

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Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 1     7.  Every choice that you ever made (sexually) is scrutinized.  They have questions. Everybody.   Q: How many intimate partners have you had?   Q: How quickly do you usually decide to sleep with them?  Q: Do you usually sleep with them on the first date?  Q: What type of relations do

Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 1

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I watched Cosby: The Women Speak. Actually, I recorded it.    This way, if I was triggered I could watch it another time.     But I was in the midst of a writing project.  So, I stopped by  Twitter.    It was like a horrible car accident and I couldn’t look away.     Most of the tweeters were blaming the victims any which way that they could.    Smug

6 Smart Tactics to Help Survivors Strengthen Confidence

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People who have been abused often struggle with self-doubt.  Yeah. You can put up a tough exterior for everyone else.    Some days you can even fool yourself. The truth is. Words do hurt.    In fact, they have a way of leaving a brand on you, don’t they?  In order to have an existence that’s peaceful yet exciting and fulfilling, it’s important to believe in yourself.    I’ve learned

The Eye of the Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: A Black Man Takes the Mic

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It is my honor to highlight the words of author Tremayne Moore as he courageously shares his story and offers advice for healing: Hi. My name is Tremayne Moore and yes, I’m a sexual abuse survivor. Most children are raped/abused by someone that they or their family/friends know well.  My uncle came to live with us in 1982. I was 8 years old. He was 10 years.  And, he was my

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My son was born fighting for his life.   He was born premature.   That journey could have been a complete nightmare, but it had a lot of blessings sprinkled in there.   But this fight is about a fight I didn’t see coming.  This fight was in daycare.   You’ve Got a Friend When my son started daycare he immediately met another little buddy, I’ll call Carl. (You’ll see the reason for

Activists: This is About Power & Control

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Update: This article is a re-post that still applies. I guess it always will. You ever been watching TV in a room full of people and you stand up.  No one in the room wants to get up because, the program is too good.  So someone says, “Hey, while you’re up……..” That is fine if they want a refill on nachos from the kitchen or something. It isn’t fine if

Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor

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Perhaps you recall my post from a few weeks back titled, “What a Difference a Voice Makes”.  I talked about how important it is for Survivors to hear the voices of other Survivors. It is also important that everyone gets an opportunity to hear from the voices of Survivors.  It provides our society with access to knowledge that we wouldn’t have otherwise.  Knowledge & Information is power. I’d like to introduce readers

Deadly Denial: How to Keep Someone Else's Thinking Errors from Destroying YOUR LIfe

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This week there was an uproar over the racial background of activist Shaun King.  The entire thing was strange to me. My American story isn’t unique for black folks.   He looks more like my mother than any of me and my two siblings.   My maternal family has an interesting history when it comes to race.  Therefore, not all members appear to be black during all four seasons of

6 FAQ by Parents & Caretakers about Child Sexual Abuse

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Today, I would like to speak to the parents and caretakers of children.   I realize that some of them might be a bit concerned.  When someone who seemed “normal” turns out to be an enemy of children, parents get anxious.  I don’t blame them.   One of my favorite audiences to speak in front of is parents of small children.  They always have a large number of questions and

Did You Hear the Joke about Blue Ivy, Brown Girls & Sexual Abuse? ME NEITHER

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People have read my writing or seen me speak publically and they are often surprised at how different I can be in social situations.   In real life, I have been known to be so quiet in a room filled with people that others have told me that they were uncomfortable. I’m just an introvert.   The real party is always in our heads. This summer a fellow child sexual abuse prevention

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