Like many folks who’ve been privileged enough to be able to continue to work throughout the last 9 months, I’ve faced the challenge of having to quickly learn to translate my skills into new socially distanced methods. For me, as
We’re so excited to bring you online workshops this fall (more information to be announced soon) but in the meantime we thought we’d share a project we took on earlier this spring! On May 20th we had the pleasure of
Are you supporting a friend or loved one who has been sexually assaulted? Here are some useful tips on how to talk about reporting with a survivor.
In light of public discussion on reporting, we wanted to write a piece all about reporting and the many considerations that come with it to help survivors make informed decisions for themselves.
When I first started learning about consent, so much of what I read and learned focused on the importance of valuing and making space for everyone to be able to say “no”. While I definitely agree that learning to accept
Rejection… for some folks, just the thought of it makes their hearts ache, their bellies rumble and their hands sweat. However, in many ways rejection is a regular part of everyday life. Since we aren’t mind readers who can anticipate
The statement to hold space for someone is becoming more popular. But what does this mean? I have thought about this concept more and more as I continue to support survivors and even as I support loved ones through hard
Hugging. Some of us hug our friends, our partners, our family and even people we’ve just met. Some us just don’t like hugs and that’s awesome too. Hugging can be a way to comfort someone, to show someone you care,
***This blog post was written by AVP volunteer Anabelle Bernard Fournier When you visit the AVP office or support space in the basement of the Student Union Building, you may notice a beautiful wall with strings full of zines
*written by Elise Fermina Freire, one of our amazing volunteers* Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about support and consent, even more so now that I am volunteering with the Anti-Violence Project (AVP). Support and consent are linked, as both