"What happened to San Bernardino shooting victim Karen Smith is the sad reality for too many black women". Huffington Post via @blackvoices Click here to read the full article.
Esther Dingemans is the director of the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, based in the Netherlands, with a branch in Switzerland. Together with world renowned activist Denis Mukwege, the organization puts rape as a weapon of war and conflict related sexual violence on the international agenda and lobbies for scaling up support for survivors. Previously, Esther […] … Continue reading via Inspirational Woman Interview: Esther Dingemans — Inspirational Women Series
Abused… with some memories a little hazy? Well rest assured… remember, you are not crazy. For abusers twist truth… and pound you with repeated lies… as a way to control and manipulate… while the real truth is disguised. And after years go by… and the web of lies has grown… sometimes it takes others to […] … Continue reading via Abused… Remember, You Are Not Crazy — The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
I believe that abortion will be always a polemic subject. Each person has their own reasons and we should respect their choice. By Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-its-like-to-get-an-illegal-abortion-from-4-women-who-know-firsthand_us_58ab00f9e4b037d17d29a993?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostWomen
I am not a Stereotype Stereotypes Hurt. No More Labels!! Women of all colors, races, religions ethnic groups and nationalities face double jeopardy. I will not be defined by the narrow conventions of your mangled mind. Me and Patti LaBelle got a new attitude. http://youtu.be/7jHToFiZuSU I will not be typecast by the slant of my … Continue reading I Am Not a Stereotype by Deborah Palmer.
I remember this time when I was about 12 years old, while at the pool, and a boy, who was more like a young man, was dunking me in the water. I remember it was all fun and games for the first few dunks. It was around the third or fourth dunk that things got […] … Continue reading (ReBlog) Surviving Sexual Assault: How I Get Through It — EverythingShaquana.com
image source: dove inc If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 January is National Stalking Awareness Month and it is fundamental to alert the society that stalking should be taken seriously. Classifying as a childish behavior and ignoring the signs of being stalked are very common behaviors in our society, however, a lot … Continue reading Stalking should be taken seriously
We Are All The Same Project ideas started with my sketchbook, #weareathesame, that I made for The Sketchbook Project organized by the Brooklyn Art Library. #weareallthesame is a piece that tries to translate the pain and the blood of every single woman who is suffering from sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Every person who … Continue reading #wearethesame Urging to place women’s empowerment
I am Brazilian and the facts listed below break my heart. According to the UN, Brazil has the 5th highest index of femicides in the world. According to PRI, “the number of women killed in homicides in Brazil keeps on increasing” Also according to PRI, this number is higher among black women, which highlights racial discrimination issues that also … Continue reading Brazil’s Problem: Violence Against Women — Girls’ Globe
Dear Readers, I was watching this video and I decided to share it with you. Ione Wells - How We Talk About Sexual Assault Online. "Let us hold people to account, without descending into a culture that thrives off shaming and injustice ourselves." https://www.ted.com/talks/ione_wells_how_we_talk_about_sexual_assault_online?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread
by Vanessa Daniela I know it is painful to write about our traumas, let alone seeing our deepest, more raw, and highly embarrassing feelings in print. If, we do not talk about the pain and humiliation we feel, we will never be heard. Worse yet, violence is going to keep happening over and over again … Continue reading Speak up: Prevent Sexual Assault Cycle
By Dr. Jacqueline I am so profoundly grateful that traumatic scars are not visible from the outside. Had they been, I would have lived my life looking like Cher’s son in “Mask.” Instead, I was beaten and emotionally abused entirely because of my gender. I was raped and impregnated entirely because of my gender. My … Continue reading Off To A Bad Start: Being Born A Female