by Denise Ferro We are strong, we have no fear, We hold many things very dear, We can fight and win like men do However sometimes we are often overruled. Together we can make a difference and change many lives, United we come together and make our strides Towards a better world for our community That … Continue reading Poetry Contest: We The Women!
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
Their suffering and desperation was so great that they begged them to kill them, to end their pain once and for all… but the men who had been raping them replied, “No, we’re going to leave you alive so you can die of sadness.” This is the harrowing story told in the documentary “The Uncondemned” … Continue reading “Speaking the Unspeakable”: Sexual Violence in Conflict — Girls’ Globe
Moroccan state TV is being bombarded by activists after airing a tutorial showing women how to cover up bruises from domestic abuse. According to the Huffington Post, “Sabahiyat,” a show that airs on the state’s Channel 2M, aired a segment on Nov. 23 couple of days before the International for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Domestic … Continue reading “Do not cover domestic violence with makeup, condemn the aggressor!”
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
Dear Readers, As we all know, forgiving somebody who has hurt us is very hard, but I encourage you to try all the tools that are available to heal your heart and mind. I came across the workbook, Forgiveness, created by The Butterfly project and decided to share with you this guide that might make the healing … Continue reading The Forgiveness Workbook created by The Butterfly Project
Hey Everyone, I am sorry for not posting anything last week, however, I was frustrated by the election results. Everyone has your own opinion and we should respect the right of democracy. In addition, each of us must do our part by speaking up for our beliefs and for those that are being discriminated. According … Continue reading “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms…”
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
by Kristina Ten years is a long time to let someone have power over your heart, mind, body and soul. It is an adequate amount of time to rummage through memories of what is and even mourn the losses of what could have been. It is a long time to carry the weight of loss, … Continue reading A Spiritual Decathlon Through Self Awareness
by Vanessa Daniela Being embarrassed, ashamed and afraid are some of the feelings that a lot of us keep to ourselves especially after eyewitness or suffer from domestic violence. October is the Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the statistics show that a lot of women still experience traumatic situations in their lifetime. According to the … Continue reading Face The Fear of Being Judged: Speak Out About Domestic Violence
by Melissa I did not think that my first domestic violence experience was abuse. I was in my late teens and early 20s. I lived with my boyfriend, who years later would be my son's father. We used to get along well, but we would argue. Of course, I thought this was normal. What relationship … Continue reading Experiencing Physical Abuse
by Tavish Human Trafficking has come the forefront of advocacy groups in the past ten years. It has been a “hot topic” in the media, especially trafficking of children. We all have heard about it, seen ways to raise money, or articles stating that it is happening right where we live. But, what does it … Continue reading What Do You Know About the Trafficking of Children?