Yearly Archives: 2015



Victim/Survivor vs. Survivor/Thriver: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

We are told not to use the word victim. Nobody wants to identify with being victimized. The words that are preferred are survivor and thriver, or warrior for those who are out leading the movement on many fronts. I have spent the last 7 or 8 years moving from victim/survivor to thriver/warrior. I have written… Learn more »

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Hope for the Holidays: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I’m not sure of the source or when I first leaned the phrase, but this holiday season I find myself most grateful for the understanding that “healing is a process, not an event.” That understanding has served as a hopeful beacon in moments of despair and hard-won self-discovery ever since That’s certainly not how I… Learn more »

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Thought-Provoking Collection of Black and White Portraits of Men who have Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse

Free To The Public Exhibition Supports Nationwide Awareness Campaign of 1in6 – A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated To The Support and Healing of Men Who Survived Sexual Abuse As Children FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 23, 2015) For a limited time only, on December 5 and 6, The Heath Gallery (24 West 120th Street) proudly presents The Bristlecone… Learn more »

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Hug the Rapist: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

A few years ago my wife and I were with a group tour in Italy. On the fifth day we decided to wear tee shirts given to us as gifts. Shirley’s dark blue shirt pictured a chubby little bear and the words “I’m huggable.” On the bus, I leaned across the aisle, wearing my tee… Learn more »

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Is It Worth the Fight? 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I fought as a teenager on a daily basis to survive in an abusive home. I fought to survive the onslaughts of sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse I would endure for most of my teen years. In fact most of my life I have been a fighter, sometimes in a healthy way, sometimes in… Learn more »

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