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Making Things Whole: 1in6 Thursday on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As I approach twenty years of managing a therapy service for men who have been sexually traumatized, I ponder the meaning of it all. Meaning-making – giving a narrative to the unspoken horrors, which can then ultimately be crafted into one’s life story – is the ticket for those who are wounded. This is the… Learn more »

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Those Flashbacks: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

A man who chose to remain anonymous wrote me recently after reading one of my books and said, “It gave me great encouragement through a very tough time last year with flashbacks that I was getting from the abuse that I went through as a child . . . “I am 42, and I’m not… Learn more »

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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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