What we mean by healing in action
We believe that healing is a form of action, and that taking action helps us to heal. When we as survivors embark on a healing journey, we are breaking free of the hold that sexual violence has on our lives. We take back control from the harm-doers who depend on our silence. We realize the many ways in which sexual violence permeates our society, we become more likely to recognize its dynamics, and better equipped to interrupt them.
Because sexual violence is a community problem that deserves a community response, there is a role for everyone to play. We know this because in October of 2017, 19 million people said ‘me too.’, changing the way we talk about sexual violence. And that was just the beginning. Reframing the conversation challenges the systems of oppression that endanger us all. Together, we have the power to shift culture and build safer futures.
Beyond The Hashtag
In 2017, survivors’ voices erupted a movement, forcing our country to grapple with its ever-present rape culture problem. Four years later, we have created spaces for people to tell their truths, have difficult conversations, and for survivors to find community. We’re going #BeyondTheHashtag and amplifying the work being done to disrupt rape culture. me too. International was founded to carry forth the charge of radical community healing and action. The vision? Asserting that the transformation of oppressive systems, narratives, and cultures—grounded in survivors’ lived experiences and leadership—fosters generative solutions, practices, and relationships. A world free of sexual violence awaits us all, #BeyondTheHashtag—take action to disrupt rape culture today.STAY IN THE KNOW
Reproductive Justice is Survivor Justice
As the rights of our communities may be erased or overturned, we are reminded that every fight for reproductive justice, gender justice, trans rights, and fundamental human rights is a fight for survivor justice.
The potential overturn of Roe v. Wade isn’t just about denying legal and safe abortions. This decision, if made final, will open the door to more rollbacks on reproductive and gender-affirming care, including birth control, family planning, and privacy rights. Its rippling effects will be to the detriment of all groups and sectors, and will most deeply impact LGBTQ+, trans, Black and Brown communities, and working-class communities.
Click below to see how ‘me too.’ is choosing to show up in this moment. We hope you’ll take action with us.Repro Justice is Survivor Justice