For survivors of sexual violence, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to turn. Whether you are a survivor in crisis who needs individual or group support, are someone interested in advocacy work, or want to know more about sexual trauma, rape culture, and resilience, there are many resources available.
Here’s an extensive list of some of my favorite books, organizations, educational websites, and other healing practitioners. This list includes resources for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, sex workers, disabled, undocumented, and other marginalized populations. My goal is to empower all survivors and allies to take an active role in their own healing, learning, and growth in whatever ways feel best and most accessible for them.
The Breathe Network – This amazing collective connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the United States and Canada. They also educate and train healing arts practitioners on the nuanced impacts of sexual violence as well as techniques to increase trauma-informed care within their practice in order to best serve the unique needs of survivors.