Resources, Sexual Assault, Socal Justice

Supporting Black Survivors of Sexual Assault

TW: Sexual Assault mention, allusion to Lifetime Documentary series

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If you’ve been on social media the past few days, you’ve likely seen references to a Lifetime docu-series where Black women are speaking out about surviving sexual assault as girls.

Black women, Black Trans Women, Black femmes, and Black girls have higher rates of sexual assault compared to other people groups, going back centuries. The trauma is deep and it is ultimately at the hands of white supremacy. We must collectively support Black womxn and the organizations doing the work of supporting Black womxn survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Sadly, there are not many that focus on the specific needs of Black Womxn, but I have collected some here, including two in development (please support them as there is obviously a great need!!).

If you are a Black womxn survivor of sexual assault or abuse, I have also included some resources below and will continue to add more. If you would like support on your healing journey, please contact me for reparations (free) services or recommendations to Black women I know who can provide healing services for you.

If you are a white person, please donate to support these organizations. It is important that we provide economic justice in the form of reparations (including directly).

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**ORGANIZATIONS**

BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT
– DONATE: https://blackwomensblueprint.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4
– Sexual Assault Survivor Services: https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/ending-sexual-violence
– Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Advocacy: https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/child-sexual-abuse-prevention
Facebook :Black Women’s Blueprint

HARRIET’S DREAM
(Healing Center for Black Women – in development for 2019)
DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/harriet039s-dream
Facebook: Harriet’s Dream

SPEAKING SPACES
Organization focused on preventing sexual abuse towards Black children
http://www.speakingspaces.org/
Facebook: Speaking Spaces Org
(This organization appears to be in development – I’ve reached out to find ways to support)

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SISTERS OF COLOR ENDING SEXUAL ASSAULT (Not Black only)
– DONATE: http://sisterslead.org/donate/
Facebook: SCESA

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**RESOURCES/PEER TO PEER SUPPORT**

Self Care for People of Color after Trauma:
http://www.justjasmineblog.com/…/self-care-for-people-of-c…/

Black Sexual Abuse Survivors (Online Support System)
http://www.blacksurvivors.org/home.html

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[Note for transparency and accountability: I originally used an image of a Black girl for this post and the associated posts on social media. A friend pointed out that as a white woman in this context, that is harmful. I apologize for any harm done and have changed the image so I don’t cause any further harm.]

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