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With September 15th-October 12th being Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to share a couple of children’s books that folks could possibly share with the kiddos in their lives. Children share a special place in my heart and it is very important to me to teach my own child about the importance of diversity. I believe the few books I’ve chosen to highlight this month, are wonderful resources that not only celebrate Latinx heritage, but also teach valuable lessons on perseverance, acceptance, and pride.
 

This sentence acknowledges the experiences of the dozens of women abused by Cosby and sends a clear message that sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse cannot and will not be tolerated even years after the event.

Stories can be powerful, and sometimes it takes just one person to tell their story so others are empowered to come forward. 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to announce the release of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit, an online toolkit to address the needs of sexual assault survivors through a continued partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

Last year I wrote a blog on making space for Afro-Latinas during Hispanic Heritage Month. At the end of that blog I said: “As non-black Latinos, we should be centering Afro-Latina/x voices every month, and every day for that matter, not just for Hispanic Heritage Month.” Afterwards, I realized that sharing how to do that could be really helpful.  Here are a few ways to possibly help uplift Afro-Latina/x folks:

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Pop culture has recently brought the connection between sexual assault and suicide into the public’s focus. 13 Reasons Why, one of Netflix’s most popular series, follows the story of Hannah, a teen rape survivor who takes her life after facing relentless victim-blaming and ridicule from her peers. While Hannah’s story is fictional, her experiences are not uncommon in real life.