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Our Responsibility As Third Generation Holocaust Survivors

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Jennie Shulkin

The passing of Elie Wiesel serves as a timely reminder that one day soon Holocaust survivors will no longer be able to tell their own stories.

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship.

6 Ways to Sprinkle the Community With Compassion: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize six individuals from across the globe who are working towards shedding light on worldly troubles an...

Not All Wars Take Place on the Battlefield

Dawn Daum | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Dawn Daum

There is a misconception in our culture about who suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and what they look like. A quick Google search w...

You(th) Matter: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees from around the world who are working towards improving the lives of our youth and r...

When Forgiveness Isn't a Virtue

The Establishment | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
The Establishment

My own lived experience and the experience of reading hundreds of letters from survivors of abuse has led me to this conclusion: You don't have to forgive anybody ever. Further, forgiveness can be bad for you.

In the Name of Paris

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Stephen D. Smith

Paris. The way we think of that beautiful city has changed. That's what they want. They want us to think about things differently, to use Paris as a symbol of bloodshed and fear, not the one we know and love of liberty and culture.

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

Open Letter to George Lawlor

Pegah Maleki | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Pegah Maleki

I came across your article today, and I must say, I'm distraught. With some extremely misplaced anger, you attempted to begin a crusade against consent classes, and in a fury let the world know what a waste of time you believe them to be. So I wanted to let you know what I believe is a waste of time.

Violins of Hope

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Ann V. Klotz

As I watch the Cleveland Orchestra members take their places and tune their instruments, some decorated with inlaid Jewish stars, I think about the lives of those who perished, each one a person with a family, each one loved, each one trained to play the violin.

The Madness Stops Here

Laura Landgraf | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Landgraf

There is a saying, "The madness stops here." You'll hear me say that often. The madness stops here. It means that my background is not my children's. ...

We Are All Survivors

Kiley Smith | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

This article was originally posted via Cherry Blossoms The Blog Few moments of my life have brought so much pain to me that I struggle to breath...

What Possessions Were Salvaged From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Do The Astin Kids Go To School At Sea?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Does A Family On A Boat Make A Living?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Strengths Did The Astin Family Find From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

When You're Living On A Boat And You Have A Fight, Where Do You Go?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

The Astin Family - Hurricane Survivors

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Did The Hurricane Sandy Survivors Pull Through In The Aftermath?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

Mondays With Marlo - The Family That Survived Hurricane Sandy

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

Jarad and Christel Astin were musicians, parents to two young daughters, and happy residents of the beachside town of Far Rockaway, New York. But ever...

My 17-Year Quest For The Correct Medical Diagnosis

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices
Nika C. Beamon

How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumbar s...

Woman Paralyzed In Deadly California Balcony Collapse Vows To Live 'Fulfilling Life,' Honor Victims

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

After surviving a tragedy, this woman has decided to honor those who died. A balcony in Berkeley, California, collapsed last week, killing six Iri...

9 Harrowing Images That Capture The Lasting Impact Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Survivors of assault and abuse are sharing their experiences on a powerful new Tumblr, Lasting Impact. (Story continues below.) Founder Ali...

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

The greatest lifeline available is a strong support network of friends and family who can provide shelter and care. If access to cell phones and the vital contacts they contain is cut off, this support system is weakened. It is crucial that we give victims a way communicate with their loved ones to maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives.