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When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

By Ana Lee Case I knew someone who said she had big feelings. She said they would wash over her like a wave and she’d feel like she was being swept out to sea. I could relate. I’ve had big feelings too, and I know what it’s like to be dragged away from the shore. When...

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

By Anole Harper Survivors of sexual violence sometimes blame themselves because in the moment of violence, they did something they don’t understand: rather than run away or fight back, they stayed still; they did nothing.  Image description: Image is a blue pie...

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...

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Denim Day is coming up on April 24. We wear denim to symbolize that sexual violence is the never the survivor's fault. This is true when the survivor is trans too.

Celebrate trans survivors’ #RadicalResilience by joining our selfie campaign. Take a picture of yourself wearing denim, share it with @forge.trans, and tag it with #DenimDay and #TransToo.

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Denim Day is coming up on April 24. We wear denim to symbolize that sexual violence is the never the survivors fault. This is true when the survivor is trans too.

Celebrate trans survivors’ #RadicalResilience by joining our selfie campaign. Take a picture of yourself wearing denim, share it with @forge.trans, and tag it with #DenimDay and #TransToo.

[Image description: There is a dark denim background with a translucent transgender flag overlaid on it. White text in large all caps stencil font says: My #DenimDay is #TransToo. A photo below this text features a person sitting on the ground. The camera is above them. They are wearing jeans. They have light skin, short red hair, and are holding out their arm tattooed with designs and Hebrew text. Lowercase stencil font below the photo says “denim selfie campaign to support trans survivors.” Beneath this is the forge logo.]