Why did so many doubt Mayor Murray’s accusers?

Originally published on Seattle Times on 15, 2017 By Katelyn N. Brewer and Cathy Huber. Why did it take a fifth report to compel Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation when four others spoke out months ago? How was he able to remain in public office during this time? Months ago, four …

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Bridget Bland

Bridget Bland was born and raised in Northern California. She remembers how much growing up felt like being in two separate, yet complete worlds. Bridget always  had trouble finding a  consistent  place to call “home”.  Bridget’s parents divorced when she was still a toddler, for her, divorced parents meant being …

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Pass a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights in California

Originally published on Change.Org in March, 2017 By Flannery From California. California is close to passing a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights that will guarantee comprehensive, common sense civil rights for survivors like me. In March of 2015, I was sexually assaulted by a man I was dating. When …

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Jodie Ortega Performs Breaking Our Silence: Healing Thrives in Community

“Jodie Ortega first wowed us in her 2014 TEDx talk, “Breaking My Silence: Healing Thrives in Conversation.” Where she shared her journey of breaking free from the secret of being raped by a family member. Jodie is back for another TEDx talk on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and through a …

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