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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.

 

 

Episode 13: Barriers for Trans Survivors

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Episode 13: Barriers for Trans Survivors

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 Transgender Survey Report, and PRIDE CSU.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - Barriers for Trans Survivors

Episode 12: Sensory Grounding

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Episode 12: Sensory Grounding

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 share a little about their own personal go-to practices when life becomes challenging.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - Sensory Grounding

Episode 11: Social Construction of Virginity

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Episode 11: Social Construction of Virginity

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 card diaries and the TedTalk: The Virginity Fraud.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - The Construct of Virginity

Episode 10: The Power of a Story

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Episode 10: The Power of a Story

In this episode, Casey will explore the importance and healing nature of storytelling. We begin with a brief history of oral storytelling and how this idea can be a powerful reclamation for survivors experiences. The WGAC offers several ways for survivors to engage in storytelling which are discussed and explored throughout this episode.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - The Power of a Story

Episode 09: Intimacy after Trauma

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Episode 09: Intimacy after Trauma

In this episode, Marie and Jessica talk about trust and intimacy after an experience of interpersonal trauma. We discuss the impact that trauma can have on your relationships with others, as well as ways to rebuild trust and navigate sexual intimacy in safe and healthy ways.

Resources mentioned in the show: The Sexual Healing Journey, The Body Keeps the Score, What You Really Really Want, and CERTS Healthy Sexuality.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - Intimacy after Trauma

Episode 08: Recommendation Show #2

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Episode 08: Recommendation Show #2

This is the kick off for season 2 and our seasonal recommendation show. And we have some great recs for you this time around including We Believe You, Wreck This Journal, What you really, really want. We also explore two websites: FORGE and Incite. Also mentioned in the episode are a few other resources: End Rape on Campus and This is not an App/ Wreck This App

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - Season 2 Recommendation Show

Episode 07 – Special Episode: A Conversation with Lauren Chief Elk

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Episode 07 – Special Episode: A Conversation with Lauren Chief Elk

This is a special edition of the podcast. It is a conversation between Tiffani Kelly, a CSU alum and the Assistant Director of the Native American Cultural Center at CSU and Lauren Chief Elk, an organizer, prison abolitionist, and educator who aims her work at reimagining violence against women and justice. They spend the episode exploring the ways in which violence against women affect the indigenous community and words of support.

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

      We Believe You - A Conversation with Lauren Chief Elk