WHAT IS THE
SAFE SPACE INITIATIVE?
In 2023, Self-Reclaimed launched its Safe Space Initiative (SSI) which is part of our two-pronged theory of change and is fundamentally modeled after survivor healing circles. By engaging in values-driven, candid conversations, the community identifies the necessary education, resources, skills, and advocacy work that seeks to change the culture and systems that allow SA + DV to exist.
Overtime, the SSI will shift and develop as the needs of our community evolve.
This year, we have successfully hosted 3 virtual SSI Forums where we’ve facilitated educational and skill building content and discussed (1) Self-Reclaimed’s Theory of Change, (2) Trauma-Informed Leadership, and (3) Compassion Fatigue.
43 members have joined the SSI from across the United States. After each forum, we invite members to help shape the topics of the following forum.
We will be concluding our fiscal year with a fourth and final forum centered on how sexual assault and domestic violence is a systemic and culture issue.
Cheryl De Guzman Capadocia
Christina Ola McHale
Laura Lea Nalle
Tou Ger Lee
Vanessa De Leon