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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Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?

Originally published on Humans.media on May 15, 2017 By RACHEL THOMPSON. The answer isn’t as easy as you think. At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation…

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Set the Expectation: Violence Against Women Is Never OK

Originally published on Change.Org on May 8, 2017 By Maria Ruiz. Almost a year ago, I started this petition in response to a horrible injustice I learned about. Today, we have created a community of 1.3 million people who are fighting to stop sexual assault and protect survivors. I try…

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Popular Belief Systems

Irrespective of popular belief, no one ever said it would get better…LIFE. No one ever said… it would get worse… STRUGGLES. They, people in general, have said that there are programs that will help you. Let me be the first to tell you there is not always programs that will…

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