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I’ve recently been privy to many discussions about the nature of anti-sexual violence work. Many people devote their lives and careers to building better responses to sexual trauma.  Others, working on prevention, seek the kind of social change needed to eradicate this form of violence. It’s a tall order to fill. 

My favorite thing about working at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is that I get to answer a lot of questions from preventionists on a daily basis.  These questions run the gamut from easy-peasy to head-scratchers, and every day I look forward to what information it is that people are looking

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I saw a great vlog this week by comedian Megan MacKay. Like Upworthy staff, I was so ready to be offended by her Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial, but by the time this pun-star got to 0:37 and the eye primer called “Intersectional Feminism” I was hooked


Corn waiting to be harvested, cows munching quietly in the field, leaves rustling in the wind, the feel of a crisp autumn breeze, and a wide open country road. No, this is not the start of a melodramatic novel. It is however, more reasons for me to fall in love with fall and running this time of year.

This week, I'm excited to share more with you about the theme for SAAM 2015. If you saw us at the National Sexual Assault Conference, or if you have been poking around our webpages, you might already know the scoop. Drum roll please... 

I woke up this morning to a curious discussion on Twitter. 

It's time that colleges pay attention to child sexual abuse, too. @1in6org @nsvrc

— Sally Laskey (@sjlaskey) September 5, 2014


Consider this post a two-thumbs-up for an infographic from, wait for it… I know…I can’t believe it either.

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I know for some September means back to school.