The V Word: Community Accountability from a Survivor’s Perspective

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For this episode of the V WORD we recorded live at WRIR’s first Local Voices Live event.  During this event the public got to see live some of their favorite shows/modules. The V Word was honored to be part of this event. Jenn read a piece on community accountability from a community activist who is also a black, queer, immigrant, woman. Please listen to today’s episode here Transcript here: Hi my name is Shantae Taylor and I work with JusticeRVA (for racial justice against state sanctioned police violence and mass incarceration), NOACP/Richmond Resistance (for… Continue reading The V Word: Community Accountability from a Survivor’s Perspective

The V Word: Sean Smith- VAVP

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Today we talked with Sean Smith, board member on the Virginia Anti-Violence Project about two exciting upcoming events in Richmond: NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience and the Start By Believing project   Listen to the show here   For more information about NERVE VAVP’s Website  or VAVP’s facebook More information on Richmond’s Start By Believing Project coming soon! Continue reading The V Word: Sean Smith- VAVP

The V Word: Why survivors wait to report

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Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word.  Your host today is Carol Olson. Listen to today’s episode here You have been hearing a lot about the charge against Bill Cosby for sexual assaulting numerous women. The question I have been hearing the most is “Why did they wait so long to report” “Why now?” The reality is that many survivors of sexual assault wait to report. They can wait several days or wait years.  and statistics show that 60% of rapes are not reported to the police. There are many reasons why survivors… Continue reading The V Word: Why survivors wait to report