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Teen Dating Violence

February, 2021 As 2020 and the Global COVID-19 Pandemic have swept the nation and the world, they have left long-lasting impacts on our communities, particularly disenfranchised communities like Black, Indigenous, People of Color, the elderly, and the impoverished. While we have all experienced immeasurable hurt, there are few who have felt this past year more… Read more »

The Impact Of Stalking On Underrepresented Communities

January 4, 2021 As we move into January, we will be taking a closer look at stalking and the prevalence of stalking in intimate partner relationships. Stalking is common, with 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men experiencing stalking in their lifetime, according to the CDC. It’s also one tactic that an abuser… Read more »

Homelessness and Sexual Violence

November 17, 2020 Authored by: Dominique Morales, Lumina Alliance Intern Since 2007, the month of November has been declared National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, marking a time to acknowledge those children and families experiencing homelessness and the risk associated with. According to a 2020 report by the National Alliance to End Homeless it is estimated that there… Read more »

COVID-19 Is Not The Only Reason Thanksgiving Needs To Change This Year

November 13, 2020 Authored by: Sophie Baye, Lumina Alliance Intern Thanksgiving season is upon us, and this year’s celebrations will look much different from years prior. I traditionally would be at my parent’s house in Washington State, waking up on Thanksgiving morning to meet my high school friends in the Pacific Northwest morning fog, joining… Read more »

The Kids Ain’t Alright: Shining the Light on Teen Dating Violence

Gray and white picture of lockers with locks on them.

February 23, 2021 Authored by: Kaylee Cross, Lumina Alliance Intern Teen dating violence (TDV) is far too common in this country to turn a blind eye. With rates staggeringly high in the K-12 education system, this blog article exposes trends, lack of awareness, and the shyness of difficult conversations between adults and children. The purpose… Read more »

Myths That Harm Survivors

April 28, 2021 Authored by: Samantha Riordan, Lumina Alliance Intern Myth: Sexual assault cannot or does not occur in committed relationships. Fact: 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. When we think and talk about sexual assault, the images conjured in our minds typically resemble a common theme. Sexual assault is… Read more »

Sexual Assault in the Disability Community

May 20, 2021 Authored by: Samantha Riordan, Lumina Alliance Intern In Stella Young’s TedTalk, “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much,” she explains to the audience that people with disabilities are not necessarily limited by their disability— she is not limited by her wheelchair— yet societal norms and expectations serve as obstacles for people… Read more »