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Every April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The Women’s Center works to leave you more educated, emboldened and empowered to continue advocating for all survivors of sexual violence and trafficking year-round. Join us as we recognize SAAM and call on everyone to work together to dismantle the attitudes and beliefs that makeup rape culture. Join Mo, our Advocacy Specialist, in an interview with our 2023 EmPower Luncheon speakers, Dr. Sara McKinnon and Dr. Rachel Lovell. Let’s continue the CONVO!
**Content warning: discussions of rape culture, sexual violence, homicide, and systemic oppression. Please take care of yourself as you listen, and trained Advocates are always available to process with you by calling 262.542.3828. A transcript of this podcast is also available in the Podcasts section of our website, www.twcwaukesha.org/podcasts.
In our society, specifically within pop culture, we often hear phrases like “You complete me”, “My world is empty without you”, “I have nothing if I don’t have you”, “I can’t live without you”, and so on to show devotion to a loved one. What happens, however, when an abuser uses these phrases to manipulate their partner? Aren’t we already complete anyway?
Join Aspen and Mo as they unpack the impact of these messages, define interdependence, and discuss ways in which survivors can reiterate to themselves and others that they are already complete.
This #DVAM, we feel it’s important to acknowledge that there’s Strength In Numbers. There’s strength in numbers when we raise awareness of domestic violence in our communities, and as Mo and Aspen discuss in this episode, there is an abundance of strength within the...
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