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The Power of Support

The Power of Support

Escaping a violent or abusive partner is a monumental step toward a better, healthier life, but it is hardly the last step a survivor will take. Violence can have long-lasting effects on a survivor and affect their daily life even after the abuser is no longer in the...

Abuse Later in Life: Red Flags

Abuse later in life can be difficult to spot because the signs of abuse can, unfortunately, sometimes be written off as symptoms of aging and dementia; symptoms like: bruising from bumping into things, increased worry, lack of coordination, or a startle response. The...

The Impact of Sexual Assault on Men

The Impact of Sexual Assault on Men

With the advent of the #MeToo Movement, the spotlight on the issue of sexual assault is brighter than ever. Yet when we think of men within the context of #MeToo, society tends to think of them as the perpetrators of this violence not the victims.              ...

My Volunteer Experience

My Volunteer Experience

During college, I did my best to use theatre as a tool for social justice and awareness; being involved with plays that dealt with issues that I felt needed to be addressed, specifically with sexual and domestic violence. After I graduated college with a Fine Arts...

Domestic Violence: What About Men?

Domestic Violence: What About Men?

When people think about domestic violence, certain ideas and images come to mind.  The prevailing stereotypical image of a domestic violence (DV) survivor is a woman covered in bruises. Of course DV not only refers to physical abuse, but emotional and economic abuse...