Saturday, May 20, 2006

Announcing Carnival Against Sexual Violence

I've been finding so many interesting posts related to the fight against sexual violence in the blogosphere that I created the Carnival Against Sexual Violence. The carnival is open to personal stories, creative expression (poetry, art, etc.), raising awareness, solutions and more.

As a rape survivor who felt completely alone for many years before finally speaking out about what I went through, I want to provide a way for survivors and those who care about survivors to collect our stories and our thoughts so those who can't speak about their ordeal can discover they aren't alone and they aren't without hope.

Since this isn't a problem only for women and girls, posts by men are welcome.

The first submission deadline for the Carnival Against Sexual Violence is Monday 29 at 1 am and the first carnival will appear on June 1. The carnival will be hosted on http://abyss2hope.blogspot.com

Nominate a post (your own or someone else's) and pass the word.

Marcella

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:33 AM   4 comments links to this post

4 Comments:

At May 22, 2006 2:16 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

This sounds like a really cool idea. Can you tell us a little more about what you have in mind? Thanks!

 
At May 22, 2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

An example of what types of posts I have in mind can be found at Femivist: Blog To Raise Awareness About Sexual Violence that was done on April 18th as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

I really want to get a mix of perspectives in this carnival.

 
At May 23, 2006 3:10 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

Oooo! That looks really cool. Give me a bit to look around that blog and I'll be back here with a tighter comment. Thanks for the info!

 
At May 24, 2006 2:04 PM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

Yeah, I like the Femivist site a lot! Lauren is direct and no-nonsense. I like her style! It's going to take me a while to get through all those links, but it looks like great stuff--great awareness-raising stuff. Good luck to you with your project, it looks quite promising as well.

 

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