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The Stories We Tell: Our Truest Rescue

The Stories We Tell: Our Truest Rescue

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In October I applied to attend “The Stories We Tell,” a testimonial writing workshop for survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking, facilitated by The Voices and Faces Project. I was accepted and went to the workshop with a mixture of fear and excitement. In my heart I knew this would be an ebenezer for me, “a commemoration of divine assistance,” like Samuel’s stone of help, reminding me that “Thus far the Lord has helped [me].”

Deep inside I knew that being brave and taking this step would mean that my life would change. I would need to write more, and take risks by submitting my work in different places. I would feel more confident to share the hard stuff because as a workshop alum, I would take the honor and the accomplishment seriously and become more outspoken about my own abuse and want to be more involved with the cause of protecting and supporting survivors and calling attention to the the dangers of rape culture and its effects on all of us.

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New Scarves!!

New Scarves!!

Threads of Compassion

Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which in turn will be given to a victim of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.

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baggingday

Today we bagged a bunch of scarves to give to local ERs and crisis centers. Thank you, Tina Herrin, Carol Trott, Mary Davenport, Chrissi Helle, and Sandy Ahearn, for helping with the folding, tagging, and bagging!

We received hand-made scarf donations from Illinois, Virginia, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Ohio, and Washington!!

Thank you so much for your time, your thoughtfulness, and generosity.

We received this note from Lisa:

“Thanks for the work you do. I hope this scarf will be of comfort to someone. I have found good support and comfort in my post-recovery life and would like to pass it on!”

And this one from Maureen who knits with a group:

“We put peace and healing in every stitch and hope the recipients will know they are supported and not alone.”

The first four pictures are some really beautiful, unique scarves from Sarah Scott, who runs an Etsy store called Destroy My Sweater. Sarah creates a “line of edgy, one-of-a-kind wearables, made (mostly) of recycled thrift store sweaters”

Thank you, Sarah!!

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Sarah and Tammy

One Billion Rising: February 14, 2013

One Billion Rising: February 14, 2013

Threads of Compassion

Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which in turn will be given to a victim of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.

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Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

On February 14th, 2013, V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, “Enough! The violence ends now.”

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN START A RISING – Stage a rising in your community, office, college, or school. Organize a flash mob at a landmark building/site, in the streets or in a nearby mall. Have a dance party, produce a theatrical event, march in your streets, protest, strike, dance and above all RISE!

 

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