April Awakens Sexual Abuse Awareness

by Jody K Althouse April brings images of springtime: buds, flowers, green grass and baby animals. A fresh start, a rebirth, a resurgence of life lies just ahead. Visions of sunny days, blue skies, fresh air and new beginnings fill our waking hours. But, April is much more than this. April is the time to […]

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

By Akiba Solomon While others were blasting the Oklahoma senate for approving zygote-rights bill , the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for holding a birth control hearing without a single woman testifying, and Virginia for trying to pass a law requiring women who want an abortion to undergo an unnecessary, invasive vaginal […]

V-Day Petaluma 2012 Productions Announced!

Guided To Safety will be the beneficiary of V-Day Petaluma 2012 Featuring Staged Productions of … “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer“ February 17 & 18 “The Vagina Monologues“ March 1, 2 & 3   At the Award-Winning Pelican Art Gallery Performed by members of the Petaluma community … your sisters, grandmothers, […]

The Snow Angel

I came home a couple weeks ago to find a pretty gift bag hanging on the front door, with a gift tag that simply read, “Trish … for all that you do for women.”  I stared the at the handwriting often, attempting to determine who the kind gift-giver was. In unwrapping the surprise, I discovered […]

Teenagers & Sexting

How To Prevent Teenagers From Sexting & Protect Them From Other Teens Who Do With the ubiquity of ever more powerful cell phones, sexting has become an increasing concern for the parents of teenagers and preteens. How can you protect your child from the dangers of sexting, an activity that has major implications for long-term […]