Her Voice, Their Voices: Black Women & Domestic Violence

Restless nights, I have toiled repeatedly regarding a subject this month. What could be significant and important enough for that draws individuals, that inspires, that heals? According to the “Today Show,” May has over 150 holidays and observances. Maybe the focus should be Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals, Mental Health Awareness, Brain Injury Awareness. …

Listen, Believe, Advocate: Sexual Assault Awareness During April and Beyond

ICADV enthusiastically welcomes our second guest blogger as Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close. Domestic violence and sexual assault are undeniably linked. Advocates and allies on both fronts unite in the belief that consent and choice are vital to safety, that all survivors deserve to be seen, heard, and believed, and that everyone …

Will You Light the Gas Please?: A Brief History of the Term Gaslighting and the Movie Behind It

Gaslighting is a curious term in that it originated in popular culture, retreated to the world of psychology, and then returned to the popular zeitgeist in full force. Gaslighting exploded onto the pop culture scene in the mid-2010s. It is talked about in Tik-Toks, the focus of many memes, and countless articles have discussed what …