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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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Handmade by Survivors for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate love and healthy relationships on Valentine's Day with a Hope Box of Handmade by Survivors products. A Hope Box of Handmade by Survivors products makes a special gift for a partner, friend, and yourself. Every Hope Box includes each of the following: .25 oz tube of lip balm 5 oz bar of  soap 8 oz tin of bath salts 3 inch soy wax candle Our Hope Box ships free to any address across the…
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Shop & Share Postponed

This year's Shop and Share event has been postponed for health and safety as we continue to practice social distancing during the pandemic response. Shop and Share -- organized by the Office of The First Lady and Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence in partnership with Kroger -- usually happens on the Saturday before Superbowl Sunday. Like most other major events during the pandemic, it must be postponed for the health and safety of our community.…
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." Today, as we honor and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, these words written by him decades ago continue to inspire and make meaningful connection to our mission. "I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for…
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January is National Stalking Awareness Month

All stalkers can be dangerous. Intimate partner stalkers, compared to acquaintance and stranger stalkers, are more likely to threaten and physically assault the victim and their friends and family. Stalking often co-occurs with intimate partner violence and can be an indicator of other forms of violence. Many abusers use stalking to intimidate and control their victims. Did you know stalking can include these behaviors? Repeated phone calls, texts, or communication on your social media Sending…
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