I just don’t know what to think about the Grammys, Macklemore, and cultural appropriation. Every time I try to get it all down, I end up changing my mind about something. Each article I read, tweet I consider, and song I enjoy, my heart is turned in a new direction.

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shovel with dirtLast week, I was happy to see the release of the new report from the White House Council on Women and Girls, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action.  I, like man

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Library ComputerSo, now that you’ve been introduced and hopefully become inspired by the last post introducing the NSVRC library, I was hoping to take you on a tour of what you might find within the

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Picture of youth with text banner: SAAM 2014: Healthy sexuality and young peopleApril is just a few months away, and I’m very excited to share that SAAM 2014 materials are here!

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A friend recently shared an article and asked me to blog about it. Here we go!

The article, titled, “10 Celebrities Who Say They Aren't Feminists,” shared pictures and quotes of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Susan Sarandon who have all given statements about their choice not to identify as feminist. Susan Sarandon, an actress I really enjoy watching, was quoted:

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Stacks of BooksWelcome to the NSVRC’s newest blog, “From Pages to Practice!” I am so excited to have the privilege to be sharing something that I hold near and dear to my heart with you all today. The NSVRC library has been essentially my “home” for the last two and a half years.

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National Sex Ed Conference poster

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time getting out of my usual post-holiday slump.  New Year’s Day found me on the couch, channel surfing as I could not bring myself to do much else.  I decided to binge-watch a television show (I’ve been informed that this is what people do now – sitting down for hours at a time, watching multiple seasons of a TV show, so I decided to give it a try).  I’ve had many friends recommend th

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strong-womanIn the past, I’ve used New Year’s as an opportunity to take a hard look at my life and things that I want to change about it. More often than not, this involved dieting, budgeting, and goals that involved pants sizes. In 2014, I’m making a different kind of resolution.

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Dear Santa,

I’ve decided to write out my very own grown up Christmas list, focusing on the things that I believe will help to end gender violence.

Safe, affordable housing for every person

An end to racist aggressions, big and small

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