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)
What does it mean when a person experiences an assault? Can rape happen in committed relationships? These are tough questions but I will attempt to answer them in this post as a preview of what you will see in my upcoming book. I define sexual assault and consent in these ways: Sexual assault: Any … Continue reading Let’s Talk Consent
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?
I published a new piece with Evangelicals for Social Action that deals with the harm done when we make suggestions on how women can protect themselves from rape. "Consider this thought experiment: A survivor of sexual assault—someone whose body was literally violated by another person with unwanted touch, was humiliated, couldn’t make the person stop, … Continue reading Don’t Drink? How About Don’t Rape?
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
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
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
After my presentation at the Crime Victim's Rights Conference (in a 90 minute session titled "Professionals Playing: Healing & Wholeness in the Midst of Vicarious Trauma"), I was asked for my resource list. A top 10 greatest neurobiology hits, I believe was the exact wording! If I was to create a works cited from all … Continue reading Dr. Sim’s Resource List for the Neurobiology of Trauma:
This week I wrote another explanation for my coworkers that might be helpful for others. Ever since I went to the National Sexual Assault Conference this past September, I had my attention tuned into this notion of Polyvagal Theory as it relates to trauma. Here is a tiny, 4-minute little video from Dr. Porges (through … Continue reading Polyvagal Theory: Understanding the Physical Body in Trauma