Fundraiser By Kae Hardin

Kae Hardin is a black, nonbinary trans survivor of domestic violence from Portland, Oregon. After escaping an abusive relationship, it has been a difficult adjustment for her to live independently, as it usually is for survivors. To make matters worse, she was recently let go from her job. Since becoming unemployed she's had to face… Continue reading Fundraiser By Kae Hardin

Was I Abused Because I Chose The Wrong Men?

Women are doing the best they can with what society has to offer them. My first encounter with abuse was in my junior year of high school — around 2013. I was sixteen. This boy and I had been together for a year. We had met right after I’d been cheated on by someone I considered to be… Continue reading Was I Abused Because I Chose The Wrong Men?

Isabel Needs An Abortion

Isabel Pummill of Hillsboro, OH is a survivor of intimate partner violence. In May, she found out that she was pregnant and that her abusive ex-boyfriend was the father. He is thankfully no longer in the picture, but this leaves Isabel with little to no support. She is without siblings or friends, and at the moment,… Continue reading Isabel Needs An Abortion

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

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

I Used To Be Anti-Choice

By now, we’re all aware of the Politico leak about the court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade. To most of us, it didn’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t mean we’re not in complete and utter panic. The people we’ve elected into power are somehow bringing their own religious beliefs into the law, and it is… Continue reading I Used To Be Anti-Choice

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