The Internet Discourse Surrounding Depp v. Heard Has Been Re-Traumatizing Victims Since Day One

Consider how the irresponsible coverage and social media wars have impacted survivors of intimate partner violence. A majority of the work I publish usually relates to victims’ rights, narratives, and awareness about intimate partner violence. I mainly write about the female experience, as I can only describe what I know. But I have always supported… Continue reading The Internet Discourse Surrounding Depp v. Heard Has Been Re-Traumatizing Victims Since Day One

Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. Getty

Implicit bias and the myth that the truth will set you free. As the news of the Depp V. Heard verdict was announced last week, predictably, the internet exploded with controversy. For so long I had been keeping myself as distanced as possible from the details of the case, but a few weeks ago I… Continue reading Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Mass Casualties Will Never Motivate Change When The Politicians Do Not Value Our Lives

Here we are again. Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX marked the 213th instance of gun violence in the United States this year. This occurred days after the brutal murder of ten innocent civilians at Tops market in Buffalo, NY. It feels as if we’ve been witnessing non-stop tragedy since gun violence hit its peak… Continue reading Mass Casualties Will Never Motivate Change When The Politicians Do Not Value Our Lives

Fake News

Talking head but no leg to stand on. It doesn’t matter because the conspiracy fits their agenda. Their paste-face idol proclaims it to be truth and it’s enough evidence for them. Radicalization unregulated in the name of free speech and constitutional rights. Yet they all cock their brows and crinkle their noses as they demand… Continue reading Fake News

Why Did She Stay? — Because We Are A Society of Victim-Blamers

Just because it is a part of our culture does not mean you can dodge responsibility for your contribution to it. I recently published a piece detailing how to effectively help a friend who is being abused. The issues of sexual, domestic, and intimate partner violence are highly nuanced and complex, so I recognize that there was… Continue reading Why Did She Stay? — Because We Are A Society of Victim-Blamers

Fundraiser For Janet King

This month I'd like to highlight the story of Janet King, 30, from Houston, TX. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, she developed depression very early in life. She has since suffered a myriad of related issues including several suicide attempts, poverty, and homelessness. In September of 2021, Janet was sexually assaulted again. Her… Continue reading Fundraiser For Janet King

An Open Letter To The Narcissist’s Supply

Love is not isolation. Love is not hidden. You deserve warmth and acceptance and love out loud between two equals- two teammates. The narcissist is incapable of offering you what you deserve. But he makes you believe he's given you the whole world and lassoed the moon and sacrificed everything and breathed air into your… Continue reading An Open Letter To The Narcissist’s Supply

Friends Of Abuse Victims— Here’s Your Sign To Stop Hesitating and Take Action

Intimate partner violence is unfortunately a prevalent issue in our society. That being said, people and systems still are not informed to effectively treat, help or prevent the creation of victims. As a result of this societal shortcoming, recognizing the signs of abuse can be impossibly complex for a victim let alone their friends or family members. It’s… Continue reading Friends Of Abuse Victims— Here’s Your Sign To Stop Hesitating and Take Action

Help A R*pe Victim Fight Back By Emily Mthembu

Emily Mthembu is originally from Pretoria South Africa but has been living with her grandparents in Clifton, New Jersey for most of her life. After her father died in an accident when she was an infant, she lived with her mother for 8 years. For unspecified reasons, she was unable to stay in this environment,  so her grandparents took… Continue reading Help A R*pe Victim Fight Back By Emily Mthembu

It Means Equality

Listen to women.  Believe women. It doesn't mean blindly it means a man's words are equal to  a woman's words. It means  consider  her health her wellbeing as much as you  consider  his reputation his hard work. Consider  her strength her struggle to stand  her shaken speech her "I can do this "  "My voice… Continue reading It Means Equality