Standing in the Spotlight: Without Shame

Putting an end to sexual abuse.

It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child: Sexual Abuse and Healing

Healing from sexual abuse is very much like healing from any kind of trauma or abuse; it happens one day at a time.

A Humbling Journey: Supporting Men Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse

Steve LePore, founder of 1in6, reflects on how his organization has impacted men and their wellbeing.

46 Years in the Making

Healing the Man Within is complete, published, and released.

After St. George’s: Responding Differently, Together

Remembering that you are not alone, Steve LePore discusses sexual abuse and the sense of shame still stigmatizing this tragedy.

Doing It Alone

Trying to recover from your trauma alone is a long slow road. But opening up to others can be a huge step towards healing.

Man in the Mirror: Sexual Abuse and Accountability

When will we say enough is enough? Should actions be excused years later.

How to Forgive a Dad Who Didn’t Show Up

Many will tell you to just write him off. Stephanie March chose not to and shows you how she did it.

It’s OK to Freeze: Healing From Sexual Assault

Abuse survivor Amy Oestreicher explains that freezing and doing nothing is a natural, human reaction to trauma and assault.

Becoming A Village

There’s power in numbers.

Hope for the Holidays

I’m not sure of the source or when I first leaned the phrase, but this holiday season I find myself most grateful for the understanding that “healing is a process, not an event.”

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.