If you identify with being a survivor or a victim, I invite you to join Safe Space Conversations. These confidential support groups are available for anyone feeling that they have experienced sexual harassment or assault during their aikido training. Find out more by selecting Safe Space Conversations on the contact page and receive email notifications with invitations to gatherings.
SAFE SPACE CONVERSATIONS
Connect online with other people in the wider aikido community in a non-judgmental space
Join others that are ready to talk about difficult, sensitive issues
Understand that sexual harassment intersects with gender equality, race issues, and social justice
Complete the contact form, select Safe Space Conversations, and stay informed about upcoming online gatherings.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) or 800.656.HOPE(4673).
These resources have been meaningful to me or come highly recommended:
Sidran Institute, Trauma Stress Education & Advocacy
EMDR International Association, Creating Global Healing, Health, and Hope
Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Not The Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships After Childhood Trauma, by Dr. Laura Brown
Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond, by Matthew Remski
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, by Jack Kornfield
Daily Show, Trevor Noah, Violence Against Women & Why It Is Up To Men To Stop It
TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
Unlocking Us by Brene Brown, Episode on Brene on Words, Actions, Dehumanization, and Accountability
Denim Day is a movement that started April 2019
*Contact #MeTooAikido if you have any resources you would like to add.