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Tarana Burke: “When they first came out…I did not respond well”

Tarana Burke: “When they first came out…I did not respond well”

It can be tempting to believe that once a person has experienced mistreatment, they will recognize and avoid mistreating others. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.  #MeToo founder Tarana Burke recently admitted that she “still cringe[s]” when she...

Mindfulness Meditation for Trans Trauma Survivors

Being alive in the 2000s, you almost certainly have heard of the benefits of mindfulness meditation (https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-how-to-do-it/). As a transgender or non-binary survivor of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, however, you...
Disrupting the Bystander (book review)

Disrupting the Bystander (book review)

Supporting the Trans Survivor: A Review of Disrupting the Bystander: When #MeToo Happens Among Friends Trauma, unfortunately, is widespread in the trans/non-binary community. Most of us have experienced serious harm – sexual assault, intimate partner violence, dating...
Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

by Loree Cook-Daniels Nineteen years later, I still wince at the memories of people who failed to show up for me after my life-partner’s death: the person who said, “just tell me how I can help and I will,” then told me how * I * could get blown-up copies of pictures...
Writing Letters to Strangers

Writing Letters to Strangers

Could writing a letter to a stranger save your life? As documented in her 2015 memoir, If You Find this Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers, writing letters to strangers saved Hannah Brencher’s life. Hannah isn’t transgender,...