Advocacy

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape, I support or am active in the following organizations or events:

Rachel Thompson‘s #SexAbuseChat (Twitter Chat)
Tuesdays 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET
for all survivors of childhood sexual abuse
hosted by Judith Staff and Cee Streetlights

RAINN
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
the world’s largest anti-sexual violence resource
with  a national sexual assault hotline and live chat available 24/7

Joyful Heart Foundation
founded by Mariska Hargitay to help survivors’ healing
and to change society’s view of sexual abuse survivors

No More
dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault

As someone with migraine disorder (first diagnosed when I was 5, diagnosed with seizures during migraine when I was 9), I write about migraine here on The Alexandria Papers as  well as  for the following organizations:

Migraine on The Mighty
Making Health about People

Migraine Mantras
Raising Awareness, Inspiring Hope, Embracing Mindfulness

Migraine Mantras was chosen as one of Healthline’s
Top Headache and Migraine Blogs 2019

As one of the 40 million Americans with migraine disorder,  I contribute to migraine research via the following organizations:

National Headache Foundation
dedicated to researching migraine and headache disorders
and to ending stigma against those diagnosed with these disorders

American Migraine Foundation

dedicated to increasing migraine research and
to decreasing stigma around this neurological disorder

Mayo Clinic
Migraine research, patient education,
and resources for doctors, patients, and researchers

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