The Reality of Rape in the Gay Guy Community

In a patriarchal society, rigid, binary gender roles can inhibit male survivors of sexual violence from identifying themselves as victims and expressing the range of emotions that may follow a traumatic event. It is estimated that 1 in 33 adult men in the United States are victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Despite […]

Seeking Justice for Domestic Violence Victims/Survivors through Public Healing Space

In Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing a single warning shot in the air to protect herself and her nine-day old infant from her abusive husband. Florida’s infamous “Stand Your Ground” law which allowed George Zimmerman, a neighborhood vigilante, to murder Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager, […]

Make a quilt square for #MarissaAlexander trial and protest

Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence, mother of three, and a proud African American woman who is currently in prison for defending herself against her abusive husband. After serving a combined 3 years in prison, she faces a possible 5 more years at the time of her release on Jan 27. The #MonumentQuilt, […]