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Introducing the Clinical Keynote for WINGS 3rd Annual Conference: Dr. Janine D’Anniballe!

MESA is Proud to Announce that our very own, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, will be this year’s Soaring to New Heights Conference Clinical Keynote, hosted by the WINGS Foundation! The WINGS Foundation’s Soaring to New Heights Conference will be covering two days (September 11th & 12th); providing two tracks, Clinical/Professional (9/11) and Experiential/Educational (9/12). All are […]

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Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time of year, again!  Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is seeking individuals that have a passion for helping others.  Volunteering with MESA provides an opportunity for personal growth and experience, while moving to end sexual assault.  MESA needs you!  Click here to begin the application process. This content is also available in: […]

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Secondary Survivors Workshop

Has someone you care about experienced rape, incest, molestation or other forms of sexual violence?  Being a parent, family member, friend or partner of someone who has been sexually assaulted can have an emotional, physical, social and spiritual impact on your well-being.  Participating in a group is a safe and effective way to get support […]

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A Call Not For A Truce, But For A Change

“I want a twenty-four-hour truce during which there is no rape.” Andrea Dworkin’s essay and call for a truce was written a few decades ago, during the tumultuous wave of feminism which would become the stereotyped “face” of man-and-sex-hating feminisms, and it is due for an overhaul. The premise is wonderful, but the context and […]

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On Space, Empowerment, and Survival

It can seem silly, having a need for a personal and safe space on the internet. The internet is a vast, non-tangible or physical “place,” so how can it contribute to empowerment or survival? The answer is simple: for those us who either fight against or have survived violence, oppression, and navigate a world where […]

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2014 Brave Bold Beautiful

Please join us for the 2014 Brave Bold Beautiful with featured speaker: ESPN columnist/ TV personality, Jemele Hill who bravely supports the right of sexual assault survivors This content is also available in: Spanish

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End the Gray Areas–Silence Isn’t Sexy

The Power of ‘Yes’ and Enthusiastic Affirmative Consent  Trigger Warning: This post contains graphic description of sexual assault.         Anyone who’s been through a high school health curriculum knows that sex education focuses on asking for consent and that no means no (or, you know, “don’t have sex. You will get pregnant, and die,” as […]

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Sexist Ad Critique

This ad is absolutely ridiculous. First of all, I have no idea what they are advertising. I had to look it up. Redtape is a store for men’s apparel, footwear, and accessories. What do those women have to do with any of those things? Second of all, the women in this picture have become an […]

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Too Many Martyrs

For those of us who care about this issue—who care about ending sexual assault and the suffering it causes—it can be painful, tiring and discouraging to keep up with the news. We see story after story of mishandled case and mistreated survivor. There is an unprecedented amount of media attention on sexual violence: the White […]

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