Even if you know how cultural appropriation adds to racism, you might still be wondering how to make sure you don’t appropriate someone else’s culture. These questions can keep you from making a hurtful mistake.
“It happened to me, but I am not alone.” These survivors have different experiences with sexual assault – and they’ve all had people say horrible things to them afterwards. This is a powerful example of survivors standing together in their truth.
Myths about intimate partner violence include thinking survivors should “just leave,” and doubting whether emotional abuse is “enough” to give someone PTSD. This author’s story puts those myths to rest.
“I was told that I could never go to college because I was black.” What’s the opposite of poverty? Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson says it’s not wealth – here’s how addressing poverty relates to criminal justice and the death penalty.
“I have a right to a home.” These are important rights that every human being deserves – and this author’s reclaiming them for their immigrant community and every (un)documented person.
“That doesn’t happen to guys.” You may recognize some of the people in this Joyful Heart PSA – and sadly, the myths they’re repeating about male sexual abuse survivors may be familiar, too. Pass on the message to say #NoMore shame and stigma.
Why is there so much backlash in response to a statement as simple as “Black Lives Matter”? That reaction says a lot – and here’s what’s really going on when people demonize these activists.
Our society draws strict lines about who you “should” or “shouldn’t” be – and in a lot of ways, it’s just like an abuser’s gaslighting. Here are a few ways that’s happening, and why these ideas are wrong about you.
Here is the story of how one activist has separated her Jewish identity from the Zionist ideology behind Israel’s economic impoverishment, repression, and massacre of Palestinians — and why she believes Jews must stand against Zionism.
Gaslighting makes you doubt your own memory and perceptions – which can feel impossible to recover from. This author found some surprising ways to heal, and she hopes these tips can help you, too.