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Earlier this year, Parul Sehgal wrote an essay examining “compulsory survivorship”—the tendency to label everyone who has had an abusive or unwanted sexual experience as a survivor.
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No More Silence: It’s Never Too Late to Start Healing

I found an old photograph recently. It’s a flimsy, bent Polaroid print of myself as a child.
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1in6 Thursday: An Old Photograph Around My Neck

I found an old photograph recently. It’s a flimsy, bent Polaroid print of myself as a child.
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1in6 Thursday: The Forest For The Trees: Bristlecone Reflections

I don’t normally associate hotels with great works of art. Yet there I was, standing quietly, intently staring at a tree in the makeshift gallery on the mezzanine of the Washington DC Hilton.
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You Make Our Work Possible

June 29, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Mariska and Maile here. We have some big news—and are asking for your help.
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The Fuel that Keeps Us Going

June 28, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
In light of the recent media attention and public outrage surrounding the Stanford University sexual assault case, our issues—and society’s response to survivors—are at the forefront of the national dialogue.
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If I Told...

For the past ten years I have spoken openly and publically about my emotional, physical, spiritual, and sexual abuse, something I only did in the past in the way of justifying my behavior. I would tell my wife and friends, “If what happened to me happened to me happened to you, you’d be drinking or acting this way also.”
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1in6 Thursday: Hope Wins

I was reminded recently of an important lesson about trauma recovery. The teacher was the son of a friend, a young man who spoke at his bar mitzvah about the competing motivations of fear and hope.
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The Stanford Survivor Has a Name. It's "My Hero."

June 10, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Maile Zambuto, Joyful Heart CEO, responds to Stanford.
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Yes, Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

June 8, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Too often, when we talk about abuse we talk about how hopeless we feel. I will ask the question that was posed to me, “Who’s telling you that story?”
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