Shame: It’s A Dead-End Street

Finding the right tool to motivate change.

6 Rules for Ethical, Trauma-Informed Advocacy

Christopher M. Anderson says a full understanding of trauma must inform advocacy efforts for abuse survivors.

My Body Safety Rules: Talking to Your Kids About Consent

Jay Sanders thinks this poster is a smart and low-stress way to have a difficult conversation about preventing unwanted sexual touch with your children. And we do too.

US Troops Ordered to Turn a Blind Eye to Child Rape By Afghani Troops

There was a startling report this week that U.S. troops were told to turn a blind eye to the sexual abuse and enslavement of young boys by Afghani army commanders.

Can We Just Stop Hurting Each Other, Please?

Cabot O’Callaghan mourns a friend who chose to walk into darkness and calls for us all to shine a little brighter.

When Sex Education Emphasizes Shame, It Doesn’t Help Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Monica Faulkner on how the sex ed system in America perpetuates an idea of shame associated with sex. Not only is this a harmful lens to view sex, but it also continues a cycle of silence for abuse victims.

We Were There

Understanding the path to Vulnerability

Beautiful Disaster: Responding to the 7 Reasons Why We’re Drawn to the Damaged Person

Quentin Lucas discusses attractions to the damaged person, as a damaged person.

Is the Man Box Preventing You from Confronting Past Abuse?

Is your definition of masculinity keeping you from healing past wounds?

The Shame Game: Living in an Abuser’s Shadow

When men abuse women, the victim’s stories often stay hidden until they’re ready to be told. As Devorah Goldstein shares a story of hope, she spreads a message of healing.

When Abused Women Speak Out, Men Listen

Not enough male victims come forward about sexual abuse and violence, so we listen to the voices of women for guidance.

Difficult Conversations: Raising Awareness on Campus with 1BlueString

1 in 6 men have survived childhood sexual abuse. By reaching out to them in college, 1BlueString helps them start recovery early.

How To Help Your Partner Work Past Sexual Abuse

Jordan Gray says that the resulting emotions left over from sexual abuse can be healed with these three, loving steps.  —– Although this is the first time I’ve written about it publicly, the issue of sexual abuse is one that is very important to me. I have had multiple friends and lovers who have had […]

Late Nights Are for the Broken-Hearted

Danica Barnett shares a painful story of how abusive partners continue to haunt and assault their victims, as real-life monsters whose memories never fade.

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

Dani Bostick breaks free of the silence and shame that surround sexual abuse.

It Happens to Boys

Creating safe places to talk about childhood sexual abuse