falling apart: a strategy in self care and activism, via Joanne.
my work being one of witnessing the hard feelings unfold, of creating a space of honest conversation where anyone of any gender can fall apart around me and i will listen, i will love, i will honor your survival and remind you that it is okay to let it out that you cannot hold all that pain inside.
as a masculine person of color i take this role seriously. often this role falls on the backs of women, of femmes and that is playing into patriarchy.
from Billy. “Organizations that deal with domestic violence and sexual assault generally view violence as an individual problem or rely on the police and criminal justice system as a solution. We wanted to turn back to our communities and strengthen community-based systems to resist violence in all of its forms.”