Randy Ellison points out that “healing is not a destination, but a journey.”
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6′s mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
There doesn’t have to be a second or tenth time. The damage occurred and our innocence was shattered.
“But why did it surface now?” I asked myself that question many times during the first year of my struggle with the molestation.
Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.
Patti Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, believes the “Get over it” approach is myth, not methodology. And she wants us to put it to rest once and for all.
Conversations about sexual violence relegate men to two roles: Bystander or Perpetrator. It’s time to add the third role: Survivor.
Cecil Murphey, a sex abuse survivor, offers a moving meditation about what he’s learned on the path to healing.
One of the significant issues with male survivors is that we generally believe we are alone, the only one. In fact, most of us are alone because of the walls of protection we build around ourselves.
More and more men are bringing their strong hearts and minds to the issues of violence prevention and want to be part of solutions.
Cecil Murphey, the adult, acknowledges the child who experienced childhood sexual abuse. He describes a cathartic inner dialogue between the adult survivor and the wounded inner child.
We must move beyond seeing youth offenders as merely criminals. They are victims in need of love as well.
Many survivors have learned to protect themselves by keeping people and experiences at bay. Here, Randy Ellison shares the moment where he finds the balance between a coping mechanism and letting in the great things life has to offer.
Cecil Murphey believes that once you can start talking about it, you become an instrument of your own healing.
Jason Rozek’s partner is a woman, and he’s found himself in a curiously familiar place.
Kenneth Braswell’s heartfelt letter to LeBron James on forgiveness and healing of his fatherless pain and anger.
Eduardo García explains the parallels between life, love, and dancing, where music is merely romantic storytelling and each person is the protagonists of their own personal epic.
How the language of disrespect destroys self-esteem and empowers violent behavior.
Fouad Alaa thinks about some of the cultural differences that affect his relationship.
International Women’s Day was this past Saturday. Sebastian Molano has three great tips for the other 364 days in the year.
“So after ten years, I think I’m finally learning how to listen to my wife. I mean listen. Really listen. I’m humbled at the possibility of turning a corner here.”
The Jameson Whiskey will be smooth no matter where you have it, but an Irish pub isn’t authentic until it embraces the Irish sense of community.
The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.
Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.
It all started when he and Mary decided to throw a party.
Sometimes a visit to the pub is more than that. It’s a lesson in friendship, craftsmanship, and sincerity.
“I was curious to hear what melody the birds were creating,” said Jarbas Agnelli. Is that not what art is—all things curious?
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