Circle of Six #SAAM

Circle of Six #SAAM

While it is important to change the conversation about sexual assault, it is equally important to keep yourself as safe as possible.  Circle of 6 can assist you in that goal.

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Razor Thin

Is there something thinner than the blade of a razor?  Besides my patience?

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Introspective

I opted to dedicate the month to #SAAM because of how strongly I feel about the topic.  I was in a conversation today with the boyfriend and the girlfriend and I found myself saying something that I often do: someone has to do it.

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Unforgiven #SAAM

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sodahead.com

One of the hardest things  to address when discussing sexual assault and its impact on a victim is how telling the story and being met with disbelief harms you just as much as the actual violation.

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Hurts When Breathe

The first time I had a hand “around” my throat during sex, it wasn’t a choke.  He was holding me down, gaining leverage, and doing what he had to do to keep me where I was so he could keep hitting ‘that spot’.  He was not squeezing, he was not trying to cut off my air.  I realized that I liked having his hand there, so much so, that I kept trying to rise up and put my neck into his grasp.

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72 Virgins & Such #SAAM

72 Virgins & Such #SAAM

What’s the big deal anyhow?

I mean seriously, what is the big deal?

One of the things that’s always bothered me in the history of the world, or my world at least, is this concept that a woman untouched is some prize worth capturing and imposing a value on a woman based on her vagina frequent flyer miles – or absence there of.

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste #SAAM

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste #SAAM

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ringoffireradio.com

If we don’t tell our children the truth, are we really protecting them?

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Ain’t About That Life

Ain’t About That Life

photographer - Ben Margot Associated Press retrieved from philly.com

photographer – Ben Margot Associated Press retrieved from philly.com

It is both simple and complex at the same time.  The bottom line though across all spectrums DeSean Jackson ain’t about that life.

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Defining Woman

Black Woman Voting - Getty Images - Retrieved from essence.com

Black Woman Voting – Getty Images – Retrieved from essence.com

We don’t define women in the same way that we do men.  It is a problem and we need to alter that.

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Sexual Freedom Summit 2014 #SAAM

Sexual Freedom Summit 2014 #SAAM

One part of changing the conversation involves de-mystifying sex and sexuality.  Letting go of antiquated ideas that value a woman based on her “vagina miles” can go a long way towards valuing the human being the total woman is – and not just the vagina she happens to be sitting on at the moment.

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