Over the past week, I have rediscovered my inner activist.  Patience is not typically one of my virtues.  It’s something that I’ve had to work on, because as you know prevention of sexual violence takes time.  So, I’ve spent a lot of time training and talking to people, working with groups, and waiting patiently as they climbed aboard the Primary Prevention Express.  It has been exciting and rewarding to see the shift in thinking and the re-connection to our roots as a movement when it comes to social change and community mobilization.

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This year is a kind of a big deal for community based sexual violence programs. Several of the nation’s oldest centers are celebrating their 40th Anniversaries.

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kids jumpingI recently returned from a holiday gathering with my family.  It was wonderful to spend time together.  I was also surrounded by my darling nieces and nephews for 5 days.  Now, I love those kids.  But one thing you need to know about me is that I am a SINK (Single Income No Kids) through and through, and while I love those children as if the

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Can you believe it’s December? I can, but only because SAAM had a November to remember! The fall is always one of the busiest times of our campaign planning schedule, but it’s also when we start to see the tangible evidence of all our planning efforts.

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Last night I served on a panel after a screening of the Invisible War in Pittsburgh, PA. The event, the first of its kind hosted by Public Source, was a culmination of a series of investigative stories on the experiences of veterans returning to the Pittsburgh area.

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Part of my personal feminist framework led me to vegetarianism back in college. Seven years later, I am still a vegetarian, and still navigating those ever-fun family dinner gatherings.

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…in other words, let me get straight to the point.

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I’d be lying if I tried to deny that the most repeated phrase I’ve been saying the past few weeks is, “Can you believe it’s November?” In the beginning of the month, you could still hear the surprise in my voice, but at times this confession felt like a plea. Really, November, chill out. Suffice it to say, it’s been a busy month. I’m on pretty friendly terms with busy, and I can let you know we hit some major planning milestones and deadlines this month.

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Needless to say, severe weather kind of freaks me out. It’s not in a hide under the bed during thunder storms kind of way. It’s much more about my fears for what it means about the (lack of?) health and well-being of our planet.

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There’s no place like home!

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