Survivor/Advocate Conversation: Understanding Triggers Years Later A big thank you to my dear friend Ursula Kuba for being courageous and sharing her trauma story to help others. Survivor: So. I thought I was over this two years ago. But last week a male police officer came to do an investigation at work (that had … Continue reading Survivor/Advocate Conversation: Understanding Triggers Years Later
For Such a Time as this Rally (During the Southern Baptist Convention 2018)
The #ForSuchaTimeasThisRally was a great success! A good crowd gathered outside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Texas asking the faith community to honor and value women, especially in relation to domestic violence and sexual assault. The speakers included myself and: (Click on each name to access their website) Ashley … Continue reading For Such a Time as this Rally (During the Southern Baptist Convention 2018)
Annesley Article: Survivors Know Best
Today my article for Annesley Writers went live. This month they are focusing on gender-based violence, including domestic violence. They asked me to write this piece and I was thrilled to be a part of this project. Here's a teaser. It was a chilly spring afternoon when I got a call from an unknown number. … Continue reading Annesley Article: Survivors Know Best
What is Wrong with Conditions?
According to an article published by Slate this week, the prosecuting attorney in Honolulu created stipulations for victims of violence to receive services in the local shelter. As of today, July 15, 2017, the article is available for review here. In this piece it states the following conditions must be met if a person desires … Continue reading What is Wrong with Conditions?
The last hashtag #StuffNotToSay was amazing! It was born from a creative group of friends and survivors were able to find language and images to describe the horrible things they heard when they disclosed their experience of violence. Before I knew it, I could barely keep track of posting all the amazing memes! It was … Continue reading Hashtag #WhatToSay
This week my friend Amy Hollingsworth (Author of "The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers" and co-author of "Runaway Radical") posted a status that made me say "Can someone please turn this into a meme for me?" Which she did. With the message "your every wish." I posted this to my professional Dr. Christy Sim Facebook … Continue reading Hashtag #StuffNotToSay
What We Can Learn from the Christianity Today Article with Saeed
This article went live today and I encourage you all to read it. My purpose is two-fold. First, to analyze how Saeed's answers to the interview questions give us a glimpse into how he might be abusive (and to understand abusers in general). And second, to investigate what happens when a big publication like Christianity … Continue reading What We Can Learn from the Christianity Today Article with Saeed
False Reports of violence & assault are not as common as society believes
In light of several things going on in popular culture these days, I've had many requests for information on false allegations and false reporting when it comes to domestic violence and sexual assault. So I put together a research & resource list so folks can investigate for themselves and understand the issue. Bottom line? False … Continue reading False Reports of violence & assault are not as common as society believes
Bystander Intervention Theory
This research project was made public recently. You can see it on the PDF on this site (and then go to the bottom of the PDF and read more). I analyzed this for my coworkers this week and decided to share it with others. I appreciate this work because it integrates several of the leading … Continue reading Bystander Intervention Theory
Anger and Chemistry
This article is published on Christian Feminism Today and is a part of what I spoke about on the Talking Taboo Panel. Here's a teaser and link: "I’ve always loved science—chemistry, neurobiology, astronomy; experiments to test hypotheses; and the constant expansion of scientific fields, bringing new discoveries and innovative perspectives that signal endless possibilities in … Continue reading Anger and Chemistry
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