100 Women: How the ‘urinary leash’ keeps women at home – BBC News

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse On World Toilet Day 100 Women looks at the impact of the ‘urinary leash’ which keeps women at home. Source: 100 Women: How the ‘urinary leash’ keeps women at home – BBC News Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse

How People Of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than White People | HuffPost Life

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Marginalized communities are affected by loss in unique and painful ways. Here’s how, plus some resources for coping. Source: How People Of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than White People | HuffPost Life Complicated Grief: Understanding for a More Chronic Season of Grief – WE SURVIVE ABUSE Survivor Affirmations: Bridge Over […]

How to Care for Your Black Friends Without Making Yourself a Burden

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Here’s a fact you’re going to have to understand: You actually might mess up. But here’s how to make sure your actions and intentions come from the right place. Source: How to Care for Your Black Friends Without Making Yourself a Burden   Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse

8 Things Women Used to Be Banned From Doing | Mental Floss

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Women were once exempt from serving on juries for fear they might take it too easy on defendants. Source: 8 Things Women Used to Be Banned From Doing | Mental Floss In my opinion, we women have gotten too comfortable, too soon.  It’s not that hard to turn back the clock […]

Violence Against Women: More Money, More Problems Vol 1

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse  Sometimes we miss risk factors that might be staring us right in the face. Like: whether or not one partner earns more than another.  Take a look: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/women-earning-more-than-their-partner-at-risk-of-dv/13281872     https://www.thelily.com/how-abuse-and-women-making-more-money-are-linked-and-what-can-be-done/     https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/domestic-violence-linked-to-pay-rises-235151030.html     Study says women’s wages could be tied to increased domestic violence https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-12-12/Bonnes%202016_Education%20and%20Income%20Imbalances%20Among%20Married%20Couples%20in%20Malawi%20as%20Predictors%20for%20Likelihood%20of%20Physical%20and%20Emotional%20Intimate%20Partner%20Violence.pdf   https://www.jstor.org/stable/3600302?seq=1   […]

New Jack City Clip: Using Women & Girls as Protection is Not New

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse New Jack City. This movie is a classic! I saw it in the theater when it came out in 1991, 30 years ago! The theaters were packed for weeks. See it if you haven’t seen it. See it again if you have. I distinctly remember this one scene that made the […]

You Are Enough Even if “All You Do” Is Win the Battles Within

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse There’s so much to do, so many people in need. Humanity has such a long to-do list. It takes time, effort, compassion, empathy, giving a damn, & money to change this messy world.  Trauma Survivors: please keep in mind that you are definitely needed. This world NEEDS Survivors to do the […]

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse For Southern black women, the era of separate but equal was also a decades-long reign of white sexual terror. If Southern trees bore strange fruit, the homes an… Source: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women     Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse

Did White Women Deny Black Women “Womanhood”?

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.- Audre Lorde MYTH: White women denied cis Black women “womanhood”. One of my sermons by my home church Pastor has to be the one where he preached these words: “Stop worrying […]

“No” Is A Whole Reason

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse You don’t need a “reason” why you will not date, be intimate w/and/or have sex with someone. -Tonya GJ Prince #NoMeansNo #relationships #selfcare #LOVE #consent #empowerment    Watch this video on YouTube. Watch this video on YouTube. Watch this video on YouTube. Watch this video on YouTube.         […]

Girls & Women Don’t Owe ANYBODY Sexual Reparations (audio)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse  The space between our legs is not your designated safe space. -Tonya GJ Prince I HATE. I ABHOR. I DESPISE oppression. I may fight for you and your rights, money, safety, or justice if I can. BUT, No one is owed justice, equity, equality nor reparations by way of romantic attention […]

Do FGM and Transgender Issues Collide? (updated w/audio)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse We are in the process of working towards making a powerful space for both autonomy and interdependence. As I’ve said before, and I will say it once more, I’m proud of us for doing the work. I’m thankful to the women that came before us who built the foundation for this […]

Vulnerability Disclosure: Women Opening Up About Sex and Gender

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Tweeted by me recently: As a Woman, by a certain age, you’ve been called too many different things, by too many different people; in a messy attempt to reduce you. That’s why we make rules like this: I have a very simple and firm rule: I tell you how to refer […]

Defund the Police: Did We Get to the Part About Solutions for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence Yet?

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse My fear is this is about to be just as polarized as the abortion debate. Long ignored in the pro-life pro-choice debate is the issue of maternal mortality. There are health issues too, but there are also the issues of boys/men who get women pregnant and kill them because they don’t […]

The Case for Prioritizing Storytelling

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Of everything that I’ve learned, experienced, educated on, etc; nothing has taught me more than listening. Listening requires disconnecting from your assumptions and biases. Listening requires that you disconnect from what you think you know. Listening requires that you are comfortable with the knowledge that you have biases. The more “tech-savvy” […]

Sexual coercion & Social Pressure: Things Have Changed BUT Women Still Don’t Owe You Sex

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Women, Tain’t Nobody’s Business Who You Choose to Love

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.2 There’s a worrying trend that has been running throughout social media platforms for a long time. It happens to be a reflection of real-life social dynamics. It hasn’t been all that long that women have had this […]

To Obtain More Equality for Females We Have to Talk about Males

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Females are not society’s department store bargain bin you dump all problems onto.-TGJP Centering the long-ignored needs of women and our children is important.  Essential. But, we as women can demand to know what males are willing to share, surrender, and change so that the needs of women and children are […]

Woman, You Are Enough

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse “The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization.” ― bell hooks, Ain’t I […]

Surviving Abuse Daily: Untold Stories of American Women’s Fight For Reproductive Justice

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NO SILENCE: Gender-Based Violence and Sex-Based Violence Against Females

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse As a Black woman doing this type of work, being a Survivor of child rape, I understand too well what happens when there is silence around uncomfortable topics and social issues.  The Black community continues to encounter resistance around discussing racism AND sexual violence at the same time.  There is pressure […]

Why Silence Around Women’s Health is Potentially Deadly

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse I’m concerned. I tend to become concerned whenever there is imposed silence around a critical issue. When I speak, my intention is never to be censorious. I don’t speak about women’s health issues because I don’t want all people to exist. I talk about women’s health issues because I exist in […]

Blueprint for Overcoming (video)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse The blueprint for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles: Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Dr. King, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Fannie Lou Hamer & Congresswomen Maxine Waters & Carol Mosely Braun. Content compilation & video editing: Tonya GJ Prince Contact Tonya: shorturl.at/ghoN0 FOLLOW us on Twitter: @tonyagjprince FOLLOW us […]

Thoughts That Come to Mind When People Act Like Black Women are America’s Help

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Black women and Black gays were caught having fun again. We had just watched something beautiful. Something extraordinary. Something that was uplifting the entire Black diaspora, but especially Black Women around the globe.  They showed a few clips on the making of “our song”: “Brown Skin Girl”. Beyonce’s documentary: The Making […]

Throwback Post…We Gotta Ask Pregnant Moms Who Are Survivors Better Questions

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse When  a close relative, Morgan*,  announced her pregnancy our family was ecstatic!  I had to hear hear every detail. By this time my own pregnancy was like 15 years ago and I I was too young, sick, and terrified to appreciate the whole miracle. Yes, I was reliving my pregnancy through […]

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

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse 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 […]

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

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse 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 […]

Throwback Post….No Justice, No Piece: To Organizations, Movements, & Activists Who Are Not Yet Intersectional

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse They say one of the number one reasons that marriages end is because of money.  I understand that.  When I first got married, money was a serious discussion.   Right away one of our major differences was the way that we give to charities and causes.    We absolutely did not […]

Throwback post: What Happens When People Mistake a Movement for a Moment

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse There are some ardent supporters of 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to  whom the Black Lives Matters movement owes a debt of gratitude to.     Unfortunately, it isn’t for the reasons that you might be happy about.  If you weren’t online this Saturday evening through Sunday evening you were not aware […]

Throwback Post….4 Critical Takeaways from the Bill Cosby Tragedy for Celeb Pals, Fans, & the Public

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse So celebrities are still throwing their vocal public support behind accused rapists and child sexual abusers, hunh?     Barbra Walters (Woody Allen), Les Brown, Jill Scott, Ben Vereen, Phylicia Rashad, etc.  Update: I had left out Whoopi Goldberg.  Well, I went back and forth but initially I decided that since […]

The Faux Fight Against Child Sex Abuse

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Last May was one of the happiest days of my entire life. My son graduated from high school. I sat there among the other proud family members as the band played a medley of inspirational tunes. I was sitting with just a portion of the village that helped me raise him. […]