I was delighted to respond to the AHA Foundation’s invitation to be interviewed for their newsletter. Founded by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, herself a survivor of female genital mutilation, the Foundation has made tremendous moves towards the eradication of FGM and other gendered human rights abuses. 376 more words
Tags » Gendered Violence
Artist: Derek Newman-Stille
Fairy Tale: Bluebeard
Media: Acrylic on canvas, yarn, metal keys, skull beads, glass, plastic halloween decorations, and paper.
Bluebeard, the fairy tale most famously written about by Charles Perrault, is a gothic tale of the disempowerment of women and spousal abuse. 705 more words
This is an incredible story, one that weaves so many layers. It exemplifies why sport can be powerful for marginalized people, and the challenges that women face when they defy social norms. 213 more words
Emotional manipulation, rape, sexual harassment, abortion, disordered eating, body shaming, suicide.
Note from the editors: This story is the second part of a story that was submitted by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. 1,242 more words