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Hope Blooms – Summer Flower CSA

“If you are quiet, the flowers will tell you what you need to hear,” says Daisy. “The flowers told me I was beautiful, and that I was good at things. The flowers told me that I could be gentle, and it was just okay to be.” Soon after arriving at the shelter, survivors are introduced to nature-based healing opportunities on the farm. For some, this could be walks on the farm or eating more vegetables. Other…
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The Combahee River Collective

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   "We are a collective of Black feminists who have been meeting together since 1974." These words open The Combahee River Collective Statement published in April 1977, one of the earliest documents to define the movement of Black feminism, especially in the context of lesbian identity. The collective's name was inspired by the Combahee River Raid coordinated by Harriet…
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FKA Twigs Shares Story of Survival

Trigger warning: This post and video include descriptions of abuse. FKA Twigs recently shared her story of survival in an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning. Twigs explains, "I just couldn't carry it anymore..." Singer-songwriter FKA Twigs has accused her former partner, Shia LaBeouf, of intimate partner abuse. She is sharing her story to help others spot early signs of abuse and let survivors know they are not alone. Twigs received support and guidance…
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Kentucky Proud Virtual CSA Fair

Are you interested in learning more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Make plans to attend the Kentucky Proud Virtual CSA Fair. The Organic Association of Kentucky will be hosting farmer live sessions by Zoom  at every day at 1 pm during the week of February 22. Register for one or more of these sessions to learn more about CSA opportunities in your area. Our farm co-manager, Savannah, will be presenting during the live session on…
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Kimberlé Crenshaw & Intersectionality

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the phrase "intersectionality" in 1989 to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” and overlap. The theory allows deeper understanding of racism and sexism in context of the mission to end intimate partner abuse. For example, how does the intersection of race, gender, and economic oppression contribute to research that finds Black…
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is our anniversary! On February 14, 2005, we became a nonprofit organization. Let's celebrate healthy relationships. Click or tap on one of these Valentine's Day cards to share with someone special.
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Tarana Burke & the #MeToo Movement

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   Tarana Burke is known as an activist, community organizer, executive, and founder of the "me too" movement. With over 19 million uses on Twitter in one year alone, this hashtag started one of the most notable movements of our time. In a Variety article penned by Burke, she explains, "Everyday people — queer, trans, disabled, men and women — are living in the aftermath of a trauma that…
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Vote for our DV8 Kitchen Table

Your vote for our table at the new DV8 Kitchen location could win a $1,000 prize to support survivors! In celebration and prep for its new location opening this spring, DV8 Kitchen has organized a fun project! They're hosting a table painting contest with 14 nonprofit organizations in the recovery community. Each organization partnered with a local artist to paint a beautiful table related to their mission. We partnered with Kristin Carpenter, a local artist…
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What is a healthy relationship?

You deserve a healthy and loving relationship. Source: loveisrespect.org All relationships exist on a spectrum. From healthy to abusive, with unhealthy being somewhere in the middle. Healthy relationships are rooted in equality and respect. You actively make decisions together, especially when it comes to sex and financial decisions. Time together is enjoyable, and you enjoy your time apart. Unhealthy relationships means one person is trying to control the other by making most of the decisions. You…
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Black History Month Series

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   This month, we're learning more about the lives of Black women who built, shaped, and continue to lead the missions to end intimate partner abuse and sexual violence. The series was inspired by an inspirational list created by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Click or tap on the image to open the poster. Read more…
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