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Writing and Zines
Pregnancy, birth and parenthood after childhood sexual abuse Survivors Trust and KCL (Unreviewed, but when contacted they said they operate under the same principles as us)
10 formas en las que perpetué mi gaslighting – Spanish language article on gaslighting. Needs review for content warnings from a Spanish speaker, and translation if possible.
“7×7: Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power” by Jerry Holsopple. Paintings and writing on abuse in a church community. (also in visual art)
Raped by the Culture, published by Halcyon Mag UK “A sister messaged us to share her story about being a victim of sexual abuse and rape in a Pakistani-Muslim household. This extract explores her story, how she has coped and advice to fellow victims. The writer wishes to remain anonymous.”
INCITE! Resources for Organizing INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.
Base, issue #3 featuring Lynsay Hodges (in the Visual Art section).
GenerationFive (2017) ‘Community Response and Accountability’ & ‘Transformation of Community and Social Conditions that Create and Perpetuate Violence’ in Ending Child Sexual Abuse: A Transformative Justice Handbook, p. 56-61 [Online].
Toward Transformative Justice: A Liberatory Approach to Child Sexual Abuse and Other Forms of Intimate and Community Violence by Generation FIVE. A guide outlining Generation FIVE’s approach to transformative justice. The guide includes an overview of the theory and principles as well as tools for practicing transformative justice.
Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) (2008) ‘Taking Risks: Implementing grassroots community accountability strategies’ The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities [‘zine], p. 64-79
Community Accountability for Survivors of Sexual Violence Toolkit by Jane Hereth and Chez Rumpf. This toolkit is a product of the Shifting from Carceral to Transformative Justice Feminisms Conference held at DePaul University on March 8, 2014. The toolkit provides background on a reading group held for survivors of sexual violence, the curriculum for that group, and a workshop curriculum on community accountability for survivors of sexual violence.
Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence by Ann Russo and Melissa Spatz A report outlining models, definitions, approaches, structures, and strategies used in Chicago to offer alternative models to approach interpersonal violence and state violence against women.
Creative Interventions Toolkit: An Invitation and Practical Guide for Everyone to Stop Violence Toolkit laying out strategies for intervening in situations of interpersonal harm. Thorough and cross referenced; can be used as a single document or in sections.
Girls Do What They Have to Do to Survive: Illuminating Methods Used by Girls in the Sex Trade and Street Economy to Fight Back and Heal by Young Women’s Empowerment Project. Participatory research conducted by a group of youth and allies that lays out how girls who participate in sex work and the street economy take care of themselves and each other around issues of harm and violence.
Nonviolent Community Safety and Peacebuilding by P’tchang. A handbook for increasing community safety with a range of tools to increase skills in a variety of areas related to community-based safety and accountability from a group that was based in Melbourne, Australia
Philly Stands Up Portrait of Praxis: An Anatomy of Accountability by Esteban Lance Kelly & Jenna Peters-Golden. A step by step guide to Philly Stands Up’s accountability process working with people that have done harm, complete with a great visual of an accountability road map.
Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence, a special issue of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order (Vol 37, No. 4, 2011-2012), Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Alisa Bierria, and Mimi Kim (eds.) This special issue of Social Justice, includes essays ranging from theory to grassroots organizing projects addressing community-based strategies for addressing gendered violence. The blog associated with the issue offers a wide range of resources and links on the topic.
Critical Resistance/INCITE! Statement on Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex by INCITE! Women of Color against Violence and Critical Resistance. This statement was jointly written in 2001 to challenge the anti-violence and anti-prison movements to be more accountable to women of color and LGBT people of color who experience an intersection of state violence and gender violence.
Principles/Concerns/Strategies/Models by Queer Transformative Justice Working Group (Chicago) A piece outlining four core principles to which a community can be accountable around issues of harm and violence
Transformative Justice: A Curriculum Guide by Project Nia. A curriculum designed to raise public awareness about transformative justice and to think critically about the prison industrial complex. Includes overview documents and activities with facilitation guides.
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk, Berrett—Koehler Publishers, 2009.NAPAC Resource List
“7×7: Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power” by Jerry Holsopple. Paintings and writing on abuse in a church community (also in writing)
Born of the soil by Emma Jane Plover Video about queer bodies existing in spaces close to the soil, by a survivor of an abusive relationship/sexual assault
Lynsay Hodges Photography CW: Sexual violence, abuse. Portfolio of work completed during their undergraduate degree.