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Sometimes we don't always use the right language or know what words to use. This week our hosts discuss why the words we use are important and what we can do when we inevitably use the wrong ones.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings
Abuse can a difficult thing to understand, especially for people who haven't experienced it. This week we dive into a discussion on that theories are available to help people understand abuse and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Stay up
With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we felt it was time to revisit the basics of domestic violence! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any que
Conversations around domestic violence are often framed with men as the perpetrators but that isn't always the case. This week we sat down with Michael Beakhouse to discuss his audio drama "Tulips" that challenges audience stereotypes when it c
Sexual assault is often framed as happening only to women, which couldn't be farther from the truth. This week we are joined but John Krotec as he shares his story of victimization, his journey toward healing, and we discuss how "traditional ma
Domestic and sexual violence impact everyone but certain things about us can create different and unique vulnerabilities to it. This week, our hosts discuss disability and how disabilities add unique challenges to those experiencing domestic or
With the Olympics coming to a close, our hosts tackle to topic of women in sports, how they are represented, discussed, and treated simply for being women in sports. Find the Respect Her Game report we mention this week HERE.Stay up to date wit
In some form or fashion, sexual trauma might be a part of many of our lives. Healing that sexual trauma can be difficult but not impossible. Susan Bratton shares with us this week, a view point on healing sexual trauma that many might find usef
Often when we discuss sexual trauma, we focus on trauma stemming from an assault. Yet sexual trauma can exist in all of us! Today we are joined by intimacy expert Susan Bratton to discuss the different kinds of sexual trauma and how these can i
Fiction gives us the ability to gain understandings of things we may not have experienced or help those who have have discussions about them. This week we sit down with Reyna Marder Gentin, a retired appellate attorney turned author, to discuss
No one wants to admit they have a bias against someone else, yet we all have them. We start to see problems when we allows those biases to dictate how we interact with others. This week we are joined by Megan Sweet to discuss implicit bias and
Why do they stay? The question that so many victims and survivors of domestic violence have heard and many continue to hear. Today our hosts with guest Sonia Frontera discuss what abuse looks like and attempt to answer that very question, why d
Rape culture is a term is thrown around a lot but hardly is there ever any definition given. This week our hosts discuss what rape culture is, how it plays out in our society, and how we can ALL work toward combating it. Stay up to date with ou
Rape culture is a term is thrown around a lot but hardly is there ever any definition given. This week our hosts discuss what rape culture is, how it plays out in our society, and how we can ALL work toward combating it. Stay up to date with ou
Sexual assault impacts all communities, but there are differences that each community faces as well. This week we sit down with Dr. Lisa Smith to discuss how sexual assault is treated in the black community as well as the barriers that black vi
With the pandemic lasting for over a year, we have all changed how we do things and that might mean we are all spending more time than ever online. This week our hosts discuss digital safety for parents to gain a better understanding of the thi
March is Women's History Month so we decided we should take some time to discuss women's history, some highs and lows, and what the women's movement means for our work. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Faceboo
While all stories of domestic violence are different, they all have one thing in common; the person doing the abusing has a desire for power or control. Today, Jamie shares her story with us as well as how writing her book, The Pink Blanket, he
February is the month of love and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month so what better time for our hosts to discuss teen dating abuse and ways that parents can help make sure their teens learn how to receive and give love to their partners in a
Many of us know what it's like to work somewhere or talk to someone who wasn't quite as empathetic as we needed them to be, which is why we have brought back Katharine Manning to discuss empathy and how workplaces can becomes a bit more empathe
I always feel like somebodies watching me. While a catchy song from Michael Jackson, it is also one of my things that some to mind when people think about stalking. January is Stalking Awareness Month and as such, our hosts discuss stalking and
2020 was a rough year for everyone. We all experienced different levels of hardships and trauma over the past year so we invited Katharine Manning, someone very experienced working with others in having discussions on trauma, to share with our
When we are raising kids, we hope that we give them the tools they need to grow up to be safe, yet it seems like teaching kids about consent and boundaries is a challenge. But, it doesn't have to be! This week we sit down with the author of "Ra
Often when we talk about boundaries and consent, we frame that discussion around sex. Yet, consent and boundaries impact every interaction we have with others. This week we discuss boundaries in the frame of COVID-19 and how to have discussions
We know the holidays can be stressful, especially for those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence or other traumas from family members. Knowing that, this week we discuss self care during the holiday season. Stay up to date with our
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