This episode discusses some of the challenges and barriers male survivors face when seeking support and coming to terms with their traumatic experiences, as well as some of the ways that men tend to cope with their experiences of abuse. Resources named in this episode: Victims No Longer by Mike Lew, 1in6.org, Men in the Movement. We love feedback! Please reach out to us and … [Read more...] about S03 Episode 6: Barriers to Service: Male Survivors
We Believe You
We Believe You is a podcast for survivors of interpersonal violence focused on advocacy, resources, and healing around interpersonal trauma Each episode will focus on some of the common issues both primary and secondary survivors face. The show is hosted by the advocate team of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University.
This episode will be dedicated in its entirety to survivor’s experiences of reporting. Remember, each survivors experience in different and unique. If you are thinking about reporting, the issues discussed here are just some of the things that you might consider, but it doesn’t mean that your experience will be better or worse than what these individuals describe. We love … [Read more...] about S03 Episode 4: Reporting Stories
In this episode Casey will be discussing some foundational understanding, history that and some strategies in navigating roadblocks trans survivors face. Joining her for this discussion is a fellow colleague, Tyrell Allen, to help lend their perspective on some of the barriers for trans survivors. Some resources discussed in this episode are: Janet Mock, QTPOC Colorado, 2015 … [Read more...] about Episode 13: Barriers for Trans Survivors
Casey and Jessica spend this episode talking all about sensory grounding – how to engage with your five senses to bring you back to the present moment. If you’ve ever found yourself triggered and are unsure of how to cope, you may find some of the exercises or ideas shared in this episode helpful. We also discuss the use of distracting and comfort techniques in coping, and … [Read more...] about Episode 12: Sensory Grounding
In this podcast, Marie talks about the definitions of virginity, what society has taught us about virginity, and why those lessons are problematic. We will also be discussing how this idea of virginity affects survivors of interpersonal violence. And will be joined by a recent CSU grad, Whitney Gustafson, who works her thesis on this topic. Also referenced in the show are the V … [Read more...] about Episode 11: Social Construction of Virginity