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How and Why We Need to Support Survivors: #TheEmptyChair and Ray Rice

July 31, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
In our mutual work to end domestic violence and sexual assault, it’s crucial that the starting point for our words and actions be those we work in service of: survivors.
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1in6 Thursday: When Healing Is Boring

One of many possible ways to define healing.
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1in6 Thursday: Raising Awareness on Campus with 1BlueString

By reaching out to young men on college campuses, we will encourage them to begin their recovery processes earlier in life, before negative behaviors and thinking become adult habits.
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1in6 Thursday: Finding Supportive Communities

I needed to find new sensory triggers that empowered me, that calmed me and helped me heal.
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1in6 Thursday: I'm Lonely

Nothing is as lonely as guarding our secrets. Nothing separates me more from other human beings than hiding part of myself.
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1in6 Thursday: Cartwheels

As a survivor, when I started my journey into recovery, I had no idea of who I was, who my authentic self was
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We Need Your Support. Here's Why.

June 26, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
The stakes could not be higher. One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend. Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect.
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1in6 Thursday: Learning How to Talk about Your Assault

By reclaiming my story, I had the power to select my narrative. No longer was I allowing others to define me, instead I was defining myself.
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This Matters

Testing rape kits send a fundamental and crucial message to victims of sexual violence: You matter. What happened to you matters. Your cases matter." - Mariska Hargitay
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Self-Compassion In the Wake of a Shared Tragedy

June 22, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto and Sherisa Dahlgren | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Dear Joyful Heart Community,

We are deeply saddened by the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina that took place on Wednesday night, and want to express our deepest condolences to the families, Black community and community at large affected by this violence.

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