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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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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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