By Judie Bruno Happy February! In the middle of a rather chilly winter, this month gives us the opportunity to reflect on and draw awareness to African-American History and Women’s Heart Health. Then of course February also has the dubious distinction of being tapped for National Sweet Potatoes Month, National Pet Dental Health Month, and… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
I remember my first period. I was 11 years old. I was a figure skater at the time, and I was at the rink. It was after my lesson. I remember asking my mom for a quarter so I could get a pad. It wasn’t a big deal. I had sex ed. I knew it… Continue reading Do “The Vagina Monologues” Still Matter?
By Pam McClure There was a lot going on at the Golden Globe Awards this year. #metoo and Time’s Up and black dresses and women supporting women and getting "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore" (quote from the movie Network). Hard to believe an awards show made me so emotional, and… Continue reading Women Supporting Women
One part of V-Day’s mission is to generate "broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery." In the United States, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an initiative that is designed to increase awareness of the nationwide… Continue reading Not For Sale: Human Trafficking in the United States
Each year, the international V-Day organization chooses a Spotlight. V-Day “spotlights” a certain group of women who are facing violence, “with the goal of raising awareness and funds to put a worldwide media spotlight on this area and to aid groups on the ground who are addressing it.” Previous Spotlight Campaigns featured Afghan Women (2002);… Continue reading V-Day Spotlight 2017: Violence Against Women in the Workplace
There are numerous ways to make your voice heard. Thanks to the innovation of the internet and social media, your voice has the potential to have an audience of millions. While there are venues of activism that are powerful, I feel activism through art is one of the most powerful ways to make your voice… Continue reading Why “The Vagina Monologues”?
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month). Statistics show that one in three teenagers will experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in their relationship, and that dating abuse affects 1.5 million teenagers every year. In addition, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month