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  • From Survivors to CEOs

    FreeFrom is helping survivors find financial stability by starting their own businesses | Beyoncé asked it, so we’ll just back up what she said. “Who run the world? G... read more

  • Why Is She Speaking Out Now?

    We need to stop using a survivor’s fear of coming forward as a reason to disbelieve them | In light of the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up campaign, one of the most ... read more

  • Ask Amanda: Why Can't I Trust a New Person

    If you have trouble making connections after abuse, it may be a sign of PTSD | Q: I just read your article about feeling sorry for your abuser, which was a great ar... read more

  • Write a Resume That Gets Noticed

    For survivors heading into the job market, this piece of paper is your first chance to impress | Many survivors of domestic abuse will find themselves back in the job... read more

  • To Do: Start a Movement

    5 ways to stand up against domestic violence in your community | Whether you’ve survived it, known someone who has survived it, or are just a kind and decent human ... read more

  • Ready to Relocate?

    8 questions to ask yourself before making a move | Whether you want to distance yourself from an abuser for safety reasons or you just want a fresh start, relocati... read more

  • Women-Run Auto Repair Shop Sparks Change

    For every three jobs done for the general public, a survivor gets essential car repairs free of charge | As a woman, there are several places you likely hate visiti... read more

  • Self-Care Bucket List

    52 ideas for a year of making yourself a priority | Survivors living with or healing from domestic abuse should think about self-care as a vital step in their ... read more

  • Ask Amanda: I Feel Sorry For My Abuser. Am I Crazy?

    Survivors can cycle through many emotions after leaving an abuser, even sympathy | Q: I was married 12 years [to an abuser], together 5, so total 17 years. I'm stil... read more

  • The Power of Probation

    How probation officers can help protect survivors from re-abuse | You’ve been abused and terrorized, and then you relived every dreadful second again and again in r... read more

  • 5 At-Home Healing Techniques

    Combating the after-effects of trauma without leaving your house | Ruth Jewell escaped domestic violence more than three decades ago, but she still feels the effect... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Who Pays for Damages?

    Here’s what to do when you want to keep your housing, but your abuser left behind damages | Your abusive partner is gone—and you’re ready to get on with your life. ... read more

  • 'I Went Back'

    Why some survivors return and what happens next | In an anonymous survey on DomesticShelters.org, more than 40 percent of the 366 responders said they chose to retu... read more

  • An Investment in Independence

    The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors find success through education | Money can’t buy happiness. But when generous financial assistance come... read more