Once this author recognized these patterns, she realized she wasn’t a bad partner – she was being manipulated. If you spot these signs in your relationship, it may be time for you to consider this possibility, too.
When you imagine a survivor of intimate partner violence, does a certain type of person come to mind? IPV can happen to all types of people, but many get left out of the conversation – including disabled women.
“The police were just doing their job!” If you’ve had any of these five thoughts after the assault at Spring Valley High or these other awful incidents, here’s why blaming Black youth is so terribly misguided.
“Get yr SAS facts!” Knowing your rights is the “first step towards taking your power back from discriminatory police systems.” This video, based on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth of color, can help.
“Don’t cry.” People reject others’ feelings or lived experiences all the time – even when they think they’re helping. If taken too far, it can cross into abuse. Are any of these phrases familiar to you?
Ever heard or thought that a victim of police brutality should’ve just done something differently? Here’s why this victim-blaming is ridiculous – and why we need to start holding police accountable instead.
Sexual violence can change the way a person experiences sex – and if you’re a survivor, you deserve to take care of yourself in any sexual encounters you choose to engage in. We hope these tips will help.
“When cell phone commercials get too real.” How can we protect ourselves when police officers’ biases so often lead to brutality against people of color? Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey’s got one idea, with a dash of humor to confront this issue head on.