Thank you to our guest contributor for this post. Eric Stiles identifies as a survivor of child sexual abuse, a master of humor, and so much more. 

When I entered the first grade, I remember the first day back to school so vividly. I knew that I was going to be there a whole day. I was growing up so I rode the bus for the first time. And I was on the bus with my two older brothers. I knew all this, but, as a child, I still did not know what to expect. I was just a small, kind of round kid headed for a big change. 

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So many people that I know and love know and love comics! That’s why I’m not surprised that an engaging group of geeks are pushing the famed Comi-Con organizers to adopt stronger anti-harassment policies. As the creators of an enlightening video describe,

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Many voices one movement speech bubbleI’m beyond excited about this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference.

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Uncle Sam- have fun at workWhile preparing a teach-in on workplace communication as part of an internal exploration on organ

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Thank-you-memeIt takes a village to do a lot of things. To raise a child, to build a community, to define a culture. In Jada’s case, we’re talking about rape culture.

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person in hammock on beachHaving blogged about addressing common trauma response symptoms in the past, it’s clear to me that vacations are a pivotal part of anti-violence activism.

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HandshakeNetworking is a little intimidating. It sounds like something that smooth players at for-profit companies do to make a sale. Could it really be something that radical, feminist community organizations have to do too? Yes! It is so important to build those relationships in your community.

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Stairwell with bench-Change happens hereLast week I attended a networking* breakfast for local nonprofits. I met a number of interesting people and people who were interested in learning about the work that I do at NSVRC.

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balance beam figures on a dollarI’ve had many opportunities to discuss the different kinds of flexibilities that feminist organizations in anti-violence movements provide to employees. At my first job at a local program the CEO openly discussed how she brought her baby in to work so that she could nurse her.

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Feather floating on blue skyBeginning Tuesday June 10 a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is open to the public. “ExCeL London” will pick up the work where last year’s summit left off.

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