In the wake of Cyntoia Brown’s clemency hearing and the debut of the #SurvivingRKelly docu-series, there has been much more talk about the intersections of violence and the ways in which violence, patriarchy, and racism intersect to create a culture of misogynoir.
The following resources may be helpful in exploring the intersections of identities, in particular when looking at how systems and systemic barriers intersect to further marginalize Black women and girls.
Survivor Stories: Seeing Cyntoia Brown In Me: Why Her Story Isn’t Far From My Own
Rhonelle Bruder, Victim of Childhood Sexual Exploitation
Surviving R. Kelly Viewer and Conversation Facilitation Guide
Girls for Gender Equity and Black Women’s Blueprint
‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Spurs Change, But Years Of Activism By Women Of Color Made It Possible
Tonya Lovelace of the National Women of Color Network, Inc.
Sex Trafficking’s True Victims: Why are Our Black Girls and Women So Vulnerable?
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood
Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia Gonzalez
Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence?
Written by Ayana Wallace, Project Manager at MNADV.