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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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We’re All in this Together: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

It should come as no surprise, I suppose, that we who work to create a safe space for men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault feel a great debt of gratitude to the many courageous men who have stepped forward to tell their stories. Each day, by their example, they challenge harmful social norms… Learn more »

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November / December 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Do you know about Kickstarter? This groundbreaking initiative has engaged more than 9 million people from around the globe to fund innovative projects ranging from indie films to tech inventions using crowd-sourced funding. I want to ask for your collaboration on a new Kickstarter campaign sponsored by 1in6, which will launch on Monday,… Learn more »

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Peter Pollard

Shame – It’s a Dead-end Street: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I can’t help but feel sometimes that everything negative leads back to shame. Shame – which I’ve always equated with disgust with one’s core self, is the perfect companion to self-blame Unloading shame seems like a necessary part of the healing process for most of us who’ve been sexually abused. Shame – which I’ve always… Learn more »

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1in6 and RAINN Launch Peer SupportGroup to Help Male Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 26, 2015) – Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a new way to find support and community online. 1in6has partnered with RAINN to launch the Peer SupportGroup (PSG), a new online service for peer-to-peer support among male survivors. This is the second online support service launched by this dynamic partnership, beginning… Learn more »

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