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Sexual Trauma

Zumba: How I Got My Groove Back After Trauma

Tracy Strauss | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

Nervous, I stood in the back of the room so as to not be noticed making what I anticipated would be a fool of myself. I'd left my contact lenses at home so that I wouldn't be able to see myself in the mirror, but I could still make out the shape of my body in the distance.

Objection, Your Honor

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Victim blaming has absolutely no place in the courtroom, especially by a judge.

Marginalization of Military Women, Minorities, and War Stress Casualties -- Part I

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

Unmistakable progress has been made over the decades to correct social injustice perpetrated on marginalized Americans, including our gay and lesbian citizens. However, the plight of the mentally ill, stigma, and disparity have flourished in the 21st century.

Twitter, Why the 'Trigger Warning' for Dylan Farrow's Open Letter?

Tracy Strauss | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Tracy Strauss

For certain, coming to terms with sexual abuse is difficult terrain, but it is one that is worth traversing. Knowing about terrible things, and grappling with them, gives us the ability to mobilize, to change our world. Only then do we have the opportunity to transcend our pain.

The Second Wound -- Blaming the Victim in Childhood Sexual Abuse

Randi Gunther | Posted 12.26.2012 | Crime
Randi Gunther

Children are the innocent victims of sexual abuse. Because of their lack of experience, they are often caught in webs of destruction with disastrous consequences.

Yoga: Helping Survivors of Sexual Trauma to Heal

Rob Schware | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Zabie Khorakiwala has managed UC Irvine's violence prevention programs for the past two years and became dedicated to providing survivors of sexual trauma with tangible ways to heal.

My First Sexual Experience: A Guy I Had a Crush on Forced Me to Give Him Oral Sex

Jennifer Garam | Posted 10.30.2012 | New York
Jennifer Garam

More than 20 years later, I don't often think about what happened on that spring night. But it's stayed with me anyway and comes back in my dreams, especially when I start to date to someone.