Category: Wisdom

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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

revised from 2/22/16 Dorothy Dandridge When the Beyhive stings, it is in part because they are tired of losing talented Black women [...]
Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

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

"I learned how to stand up for myself from the civil rights movement. We learned from you."   Original post appeared 7/22/15 (updated) T [...]
I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

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

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 go [...]
Whispered Civil Rights Movement Secrets: Fannie Lou Hamer the Truth Teller

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

People against progress would like you to think that systemic rape of women of color ended with slavery.   That is categorically untrue.   Vic [...]
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

I don't mind addressing celebrities in relation to  issues of domestic & sexual violence who use their platforms to shame, intimidate, or otherw [...]
2015 Best Quote Posts of the Year from WE Survive Abuse

2015 Best Quote Posts of the Year from WE Survive Abuse

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, in [...]
What Racists and Child Rape Apologists Have in Common

What Racists and Child Rape Apologists Have in Common

Seems like all you have to do is make one simple statement:   The problem of black men who prey upon black  girls/boys must be disc [...]
Welcome the Week With Wisdom: 22 Quotes on Justice

Welcome the Week With Wisdom: 22 Quotes on Justice

Everyday silence harvests its victims. Silence is a mortal illness. ~Natalia Ginzberg Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage [...]
Savvy Safety Tips Survivors Want Parents to Know this Holiday Season

Savvy Safety Tips Survivors Want Parents to Know this Holiday Season

During the holidays children might visit family and friends.   Friends and family might come over to visit. They haven't seen the children [...]
How Survivors Can Preserve the Lessons from Their Experiences for Storytelling

How Survivors Can Preserve the Lessons from Their Experiences for Storytelling

In order to tell your story, you are going to need the details. No one can tell your story like you can. And Survivors have some of the most fascina [...]
High Five From WESurvive: Lavon Morris Grant A Spiritual Miracle

High Five From WESurvive: Lavon Morris Grant A Spiritual Miracle

In early 2002 or so a group of us Women of Color working in sexual and domestic drove down from Virginia to North Carolina to a two-day conference.&nb [...]
No Justice, No Piece:  To Organizations, Movements, & Activists Who Are Not Yet Intersectional

No Justice, No Piece: To Organizations, Movements, & Activists Who Are Not Yet Intersectional

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

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

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 ce [...]
Lena Dunham, The Duggars & Activists: The Low Down on a Divide in the Activist Community:

Lena Dunham, The Duggars & Activists: The Low Down on a Divide in the Activist Community:

Update: 10/24/2015 While researching another post I discovered that there were several other bloggers and websites who had taken the position tha [...]
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