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The #SurvivingRKelly documentary three-day event starts tonight. While the material is riveting - it can also be triggering for survivors. Here are some tips for watching this documentary for those who have experienced sexual violence.
* Decide if you can handle it. There will be first hand accounts of sexual, physical and emotional abuse that may trigger memories or feelings that you would rather not deal with. Don’t feel obligated too. If it feels like too much don’t watch or turn it off when you want to.
* Have a plan for support. Don’t watch alone and try to watch with folks who support your healing and who are affirming in your life. If you have family or friends who victim blame or dismiss your feelings - don’t watch with them.
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A year ago today I thought my world was falling apart. I woke up to find out that the hashtag #metoo had gone viral and I didn't see any of the work I laid out over the previous decade attached to it. I thought for sure I would be erased from a thing I worked so hard to build. +
I remember calling my friends frantic and trying to figure out what to do. I didn't know whether to go online and say - THIS ALREADY EXISTS! Or to just let it go, but then I realized letting it go wasn't an option in this moment.
Enter - the Sisters. Black women who knew my work and supported me over the years raised up in arms - namely @bevysmith @BritniDWrites @Luvvie @KWestSavali @MyBrownBaby @fiyawata @afrobella and many more! They activated a network and the support came from everywhere.
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I’ve said repeatedly that the #metooMVMT is for all of us, including these brave young men who are now coming forward. It will continue to be jarring when we hear the names of some of our faves connected to sexual violence unless we shift from talking about individuals [+]
...and begin to talk about power. Sexual violence is about power and privilege. That doesn’t change if the perpetrator is your favorite actress, activist or professor of any gender.
And we won’t shift the culture unless we get serious about shifting these false narratives.
My hope is that as more folks come forward, particularly men, that we prepare ourselves for some hard conversations about power and humanity and privilege and harm. This issue is less about crime & punishment and more about harm and harm reduction.
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At first the quote from #HenryCavill regarding #metooMVMT just annoyed me because it reinforced the ridiculous notions I hear constantly from men and trivializes the lived experience of people who have bravely spoken up...

yahoo.com/amphtml/lifest…
...but here is the OTHER thing that is annoying. The way the media talks about the #metooMVMT in relation to men whose sexual misconduct has been exposed. We all know language matters. Look at this language from the article on #HenryCanvill
#metoo has SNARED...
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Tonight at 10PM folks need to watch @DatelineNBC for this exclusive with @tvkatesnow interviewing the women ACTUALLY in the center of the Cosby trial #AndreaConstand. I saw clips yesterday. It is gut wrenching. #metoomvmt #supportsurvivors
This is the clip from yesterday:
*trigger warning*

msnbc.com/craig-melvin/w…
Survivors please note:
IT COULD BE TRIGGERING TO WATCH

I was taken off guard and I only saw moments of it.

But it’s so necessary to hear her voice. Listen to her story in her own words. There is still SO MUCH false information going around about Cosby. Maybe this will help.
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Been holding on to this news and I’m so happy to finally announce the launch of the ‘me too.’ Movement fund in partnership with the @NYWomensFdn
Funds will go to support our work and the work of others doing work to end gender based violence in marginalized communities. #metoo
The fund was seeded by a $1M donation from @NYWomensFdn but we need YOUR help to reach our goal of $2M. Part of the money will directly fund our work and the rest will be granted to community based orgs working to end sexual violence. #metooMVMT #joinus
Donations can be made at our website: metooMVMT.org
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