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When Healing is Boring: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

In the course of my work, I stumbled upon it yet again the other day. Three dirty words – thoughts I do my best to avoid writing about whenever I can. However, for the document I had in front of me, I couldn’t avoid it. When you ask for funding, you got to answer the… Learn more »

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Raising Awareness on Campus with 1BlueString: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Something I have come to realize as both a sexual violence educator and advocate is that many people do not want to engage with topics that make them uncomfortable—including college students. In my work as the Male Victim Program Coordinator at the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), one… Learn more »

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Finding Supportive Communities: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Sexual assault is a lingering thing. But it does not need to be a life defining or isolating part of your experience. It does not need to consume you in silence. Combating these negative emotions is where communities can help. Support structures provide us a safe space to take back our voice. A place where… Learn more »

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I’m Lonely: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Matt, a 51-year-old farmer and an online friend, sent me an email about his intense loneliness. “I go to bed at night feeling a void that’s been there since I was a child—a void that causes me either to fight illicit thoughts or give in to them. It’s so hard to believe that God isn’t… Learn more »

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Cartwheels: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

When a child turning cartwheels – just for the joy of it – receives attention and approval for those cartwheels, that child begins to perform them in order to receive that approval. Eventually the cartwheels become old, the adults become less exuberant, and the child forgets that he was originally happy doing cartwheels just for… Learn more »

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