Ironically, after sitting in this group for a little while and hearing the students speak, I almost wanted to reel them back, to say “you don’t only have to share your deepest darkest secrets, you can also lighten up and have a laugh!”
Bring more to the table.
We need a call to sanctuary now by keeping our communities safe and speaking out louder than ever before. Together we can protect the most vulnerable by pushing our cities and counties to take up Sanctuary and uphold the constitutional rights of all. There is plenty that you can do: Act now, act locally, with your faith community, or at school.
Because the honest truth is that you and I have always been in safe spaces—simply by being in our own skin.
In our work life, our love life, our family life, and our public life — safe spaces are a tool for hearing and being heard.
We are well known for our ability to create what we need despite meager resources.
An effort to defeat hyper-masculinity defeats itself.
We need responsive and effective agencies, geared to our needs and shaped by our experiences.
Jordan Gray says that in order to open your woman sexually, you must first open her emotionally.
As a woman, I find safe spaces for the expression of my female experiences and identity to be very validating, powerful, and transformative, and I am glad to see this venue and experience being made available to men.
If a single word is enough to disregard an entire population’s feelings and humanity, you can imagine why people would want it erased from our vocabulary.