New Voices of Healing Video, Trans Day of Remembrance, MenHealing Blog Update, Save the Date - Giving Tuesday, 90th Weekend of Recovery

15 Nov 2021 12:34 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


NEW “VOICES OF HEALING” VIDEO

The newest video in our “Voices of Healing” series features “TRISTEN.”

Tristen’s compelling story gives voice to the intersectionalities of nonbinary gender identity, adult sexual victimization, disability justice, and the power of social activism.

Special thanks to the RUBY STRUVE FUND for financial support to produce “Tristen’s Story.”

This video is available with English and Spanish subtitles.

YOU CAN ALSO BE A PRODUCER FOR A MENHEALING VIDEO

YOUR DONATION to MenHealing can be designated for our video projects – or contact us for more information if you would like to be a PRODUCER for one of our videos

NOVEMBER 20th IS TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

In recognition of this important day, we have posted the Simone Ferro Dance Collective video that was produced for the MenHealing Live Launch on 10/3/21. This dynamic stand-alone video is now accessible to view here.

Trans and nonbinary men, like cisgender men, often have difficulties finding support to heal from sexual trauma. DID YOU KNOW…

  • 66% or more of the transgender population has experienced sexual victimization, many times more than once in their lifetime
  • transgender men and trans-masculine individuals experience higher rates of sexual victimization than their counterparts of trans women and trans-feminine people

Trans men are welcome at all MenHealing events.

We acknowledge that trans men are men.

As we continue to expand our healing resources, MenHealing will collaborate MenHealing will collaborate with FORGE to conduct a Day of Connection for Trans and Nonbinary Survivors on June 18, 2022. More information soon.

MENHEALING BLOG UPDATE

“Beyond Survival: Still We Rise”, the MenHealing blog is a space for you to share… 

  • your story of healing from sexual victimization
  • creative expressions of your journey, story, song, poetry, art
  • ways your healing has led you to service, education, advocacy, prevention
  • how cultural, social, political influences have impacted your healing
  • ways you are thriving, including creative expressions and inspiration

If you have a story to tell, our blog editor, Mike Davis, is available to help you tell it. Contact him at mike@menhealing.org . You can publish anonymously if so desired. 

New posts are published weekly.  Your voice matters!

“Opera Tells a Powerful Story” is one of the new Blog Posts, co-authored by Joanna Colrain, MenHealing Board Chair and Jim Struve, MenHealing Executive Director.

Story has been historically expressed through dance, music, visual art, the spoken word, written manuscripts – and opera … So it is with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the inaugural production by the New York Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 season. This performance was ground-breaking as the first time in the Met’s 138-year history that they have presented an opera by a Black composer with an all-Black cast of performers, expressing the compelling story of a male survivor of sexual victimization. … Read More

SAVE THE DATE – GIVING TUESDAY

MenHealing is planning an exciting Live Event for Giving Tuesday that will focus on the 20th Anniversary of the Weekends of Recovery program. We will screen a new video that features four WOR Alumni and four Facilitators who span the 20 years, followed by an in-person discussion amongst the eight individuals featured in the video.  This 60-minute program will be available for free access on Tuesday, 11/30 (9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. MT / 6 p.m. PT). Watch your in-box for more information and a link to register.

90th WEEKEND OF RECOVERY A SUCCESS!

Not only is 2021 the 20th Anniversary of the WOR program, but we also conducted our 90th WOR the weekend of 11/5 – 11/7/21. YOUR DONATION can help to ensure the continued success of our flagship WOR/DOR events, as well as all the exciting ways we are expanding our outreach. Stay tuned for information about our 2022 events schedule that will be announced soon. 

We are very grateful to each of YOU who have already donated to our campaign to raise $90,000 in the final 90 days of 2021. Through the first 45 days of the campaign, we have received almost $30,000 in donations. Please consider whether YOU can join us in reaching our goal by making a donation of any amount. DONATE TODAY.

MenHealing is able to manage our activities because of deeply committed individuals such as YOU. We invite YOU to help sustain our work by making a donation of any amount. 85% of our operating budget is received from grassroots individual financial donations from supporters like YOU.

A GIFT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT COMMUNICATES TO MALE SURVIVORS THAT “YOUR STORY MATTERS.”

Remember, YOU can make a difference for male survivors by forwarding this newsletter to anyone or any organization that you think would benefit and/or sharing on your Facebook page.  Thanks for spreading the word! 

We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

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