Articles with childhood sexual assault

Conscious Capitalism® Issues Statement on Whole Foods CEO Link to Alleged Sex Abuser

Conscious Capitalism® Issues Statement on Whole Foods CEO Link to Alleged Sex Abuser

Business ethics organization founded by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey releases statement on his ties to former Rabbi Marc Gafni. Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a nonprofit business ethics organization co-founded by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, has issued a statement about Mackey’s association…

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Nancy Levine

Nancy Levine is the author of the four-book series beginning with The Tao of Pug (Penguin) has just been released. She spent 30 years in corporate recruiting and human resources roles, starting at American Express Company. More recently, Nancy has devoted herself to advocacy efforts, working to eradicate child sexual abuse and amplifying the voices of survivors. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Why Childhood Sexual Abuse Perpetrators Walk Free

Why Childhood Sexual Abuse Perpetrators Walk Free

When we hear someone admitting to sexually abusing a little girl, we expect to hear details of their arrest and conviction. We don’t expect to hear that they’re still on the streets, taunting their victims, free to abuse other children. That…

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Melanie Blow

Melanie Blow is the COO of the Stop Abuse Campaign. A survivor of incest, psychological abuse and a host of other childhood trauma, Melanie now uses her talents to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences. After getting a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo, Melanie worked for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services for 15 years. Melanie has experience organizing survivors and empowering them to discuss their abuse and advocate for social change. She has been involved with the New York Coalition to Protect Children, the Fighting for Children Political Action Committee, the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the Rochester chapter of Love146, the legislative advocacy committee of the American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children, the Trauma Informed Community Initiative of Western NY, and served on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse NY. Melanie has over a decade of legislative advocacy regarding children’s issues, and she has been published in newspapers, magazines, and blogs all across the country.

Why I Won’t Spend $1 at Whole Foods

Why I Won’t Spend $1 at Whole Foods

I would like to believe, that we are a country built on assured values. One value that most of us would hopefully agree on is that sexual violence, against children, women, and men – is a reprehensible act. The facts tell…

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create this safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mainstream media offers women today. In her column Pursuit of Perfection, she explores the importance of rectifying the balance of inner and outer beauty through essays, poems and articles on self-esteem, shame, family, and self- acceptance.

Little Girl

Little Girl

I understand that you couldn’t prevent it from happening I even understand that you couldn’t fix it. What I don’t understand, is why you never noticed I changed, I cried out in so many ways. Did you not notice my innocence…

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Natasha Alexander

Writer, always Wife and Mother first. Perfect is overrated, I am flawed and yet loved. Now that I don’t chase perfection, I can chase my dreams. I have completed a "Write a Novel" course in 2015 through S.A. Writers’ College and passed with a distinction. I also completed the Copy-Editing and Proof-reading course through them in March 2016. My first Manuscript of 60 000 words has been written and currently seeking a publisher. I have been writing poetry since I was 14 and the reason/inspiration behind all my writing is a stand against women abuse. It is a cause that I hold close to heart. Something that started as an outlet for feelings too ghastly to speak about has turned into my passion.