sexual abuse

I need to know how to express anger after sexual abuse. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Need Help Expressing Anger After Sexual Abuse

I am unable to physically show any signs of anger — I’m too scared, too well-trained not to. I need to know how to express anger after sexual abuse. Read...
Erin Khar   |   03.28.18   |   SHARE
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Here are some strategies for protecting your children from becoming the victims of their trusted leaders.

The Stranger Isn't The Danger: 8 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse In Sports

Sexual abuse in sports is very real. Studies suggest about 7% of athletes have experienced abuse at the hand of a coach. So how do you keep your kids Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
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He assaulted me, and my prevailing feeling was shame.

Why Did My Sexual Assault Cause Shame?

He violated me and robbed me of an innocence I would never recover. He did this to me. Why did my sexual assault cause shame? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
If all of these women at the top food chain are coming out with such terrible stories of abuse, you can only imagine what it’s like at the bottom.

The Entertainment Industry Protects Abusers

The entertainment industry allows abuse to flourish and allows abusers to hide behind fancy titles and big credits. Read...
Aja Barber    |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
We need to support the stories of women now more than ever.

Isn’t It Time We Believed The Stories Of Women?

Now, more than ever, we need to believe women — and listen to their allegations. Read...
Amy Mackelden    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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"Unless we take a look at ourselves, raising awareness will only go so far."

While We’re Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault, Let’s Raise Better Human Beings Too

Raising awareness does nothing if we are not willing to become better humans, if we are not parents willing to raise decent human beings. Read...
Amber Leventry    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the Read...
Renee Fabian    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Image via Unsplash (Christopher Campbell)

I’m Not The Only One Who Lost Faith

In my youth, our church was a place of liberal political pride for me. Jesus was a role model for helping others. The man who sexually abused me also Read...
Kimberly Dark    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE