A day without a woman is a day without SA or DV centers

Today, women around the world are striking from their paid and unpaid work to demonstrate the magnitude of our contributions to society. This global protest coincides with International Women's Day, which "celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women."  Although women's value to our socio-economic system is undeniable, we are still given lower wages, experience … Continue reading A day without a woman is a day without SA or DV centers

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Party with Resistance: Pass on the Pink Parade

Born and raised in Louisiana, Mardi Gras is reasonably a big deal to me. Between the mass consumption of delicious king cake, the rolling of debaucherous parades, and the all-around heart-warming Cajun revelry, Mardi Gras has come to be one of my most beloved holiday seasons. But as the holiday approaches this year, I can't help but … Continue reading Party with Resistance: Pass on the Pink Parade

Being an advocate is hard: Serving male survivors

As a victim advocate, I can tell you from firsthand experience that working in the field of sexual assault prevention and response can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. My job description stands out in a sea of corporate and capitalist careers: support survivors of sexual trauma, help them find their strength, listen to and … Continue reading Being an advocate is hard: Serving male survivors