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The Survivor Zine

The inaugural issue of The Survivor Zine is available for purchase and they are currently open for submissions for their second issue, whose theme is Safety & Healing. The Survivor Zine was created from the desire to give sexual violence survivors a place to share their creativity and thoughts. The Zine includes artwork, poetry, essays, Interviews …

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New Category: Social

Because this site is a work in progress you can expect things to be changing frequently, at least for a while. I hadn’t intended to promote social media as a resource category but am giving it some thought. I’m not a fan of the whole ’influencer’ phenomenom so I’m not interested in promoting self-made celebrities. …

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Getting Started

Full Disclosure: This blog was started by one person. That’s me, Eric. I’m a 62 year old cis white hetero male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I came out as a survivor pretty late in life but my childhood experiences informed many aspects of my personality. After a very long healing journey, I have finally …

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How to Bury a Boy at Sea

In How to Bury a Boy at Sea, poet Phil Goldstein is the architect of his own unburdening, offering a rare and unflinching glimpse into the effects of child sexual abuse from the male perspective. Equal parts fury and calm, Goldstein’s poems contemplate family, faith, masculinity, and survival, delivering a powerful account of recovery through verse, from …

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This aptly named short film is brilliant and devastating. Ostensibly about the mental health effects of a pandemic lockdown, it’s certain to resonate with survivors. Be warned, it’s not easy to watch if you’re easily triggered. There’s nothing explicit but the emotions are portrayed with a crushing intensity and pathos. Written, Produced, Directed, Filmed, Edited, …

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MenHealing Instagram

MenHealing conducts healing workshops for men, age 18 and older, who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault as a child and/or as an adult. Since 2001 we have served more than 1,649 men through 83 Weekend of Recovery and Day of Recovery Events. Link: MenHealing

Silenced by Stigma

Stand up and speak out for the boys and men victimized by sexual abuse. Compassion is not a finite resource. Silenced by Stigma is a podcast by and for male survivors of sexual abuse. Disclosure – The first episode features yours truly, Safe House admin Eric Jennings.

Boys and Men Healing

Boys and Men Healing is an acclaimed documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays stories of three courageous men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while …

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How to Kill Your Batman

The full title of this is, “How to Kill Your Batman: A Guide for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Using Batman to Heal Hypervigilance.” I haven’t read it but I love the concept. Here’s the description from Amazon: How to Kill Your Batman uses the character Batman to help heal male survivors of childhood …

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