I first became involved in violence prevention when my best friend was sexually assualted during our vacation in July of 2006 — I was 16. Since then, I have become very involved, to the point where it was my educational focus in college. I graduated last May with a bachelor’s of science in psychology with a focus on conflict resolution. I am now involved in a program where I will be spending the next year on a college campus working with the issues of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
My job involves providing one-on-one pseudo-counseling sessions with survivors, and allies of survivors. I will be helping them navigate the criminal justice and/or medical systems if that’s what they choose. Additionally, I will be working to educate the student body and prevent further incidents of violence.
What I’m hoping this will become is my way of tracking fears, anxieties, goals and accomplishments. I am not expecting it to be popular or read by anybody really, I’m doing it for myself and hoping that maybe it will reach a few others.
Anyways, I’ll check back in on Monday.