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The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

Defining Shame A possibly shameful confession: I chose to write a blog post about shame because I wanted to understand it and have an excuse to explore it fully. Like a distant lover, I know it well but don’t feel like I understand it at all. Yet when I searched for...

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 Halper 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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This week is #AsexualityAwarenessWeek and this month is #DomesticViolenceMonth. We affirm that asexuality is a valid identity—one that can be vulnerable to unique forms of abuse. Learn more about asexuality here: www.asexuality.org/

And more about asexuality and abuse here: www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/abuse-specific-communities/lgbtqia-victims/forms-abuse/what-forms-a...

[Image: An asexual flag with the stripes, (top to bottom) black, gray, white, and purple. Text on flag says “Asexuality is valid.”]
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This week is #AsexualityAwarenessWeek and this month is #DomesticViolenceMonth. We affirm that asexuality is a valid identity—one that can be vulnerable to unique forms of abuse. Learn more about asexuality here:  https://www.asexuality.org/

And more about asexuality and abuse here: https://www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/abuse-specific-communities/lgbtqia-victims/forms-abuse/what-forms-abuse-are-unique-1

[Image: An asexual flag with the stripes, (top to bottom) black, gray, white, and purple. Text on flag says “Asexuality is valid.”]
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