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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.




In 2023, we successfully hosted four virtual SSI Forums where we delivered educational content co-facilitated by experts on those topics, increased individual and collective capacity through skill building, and engaged in critical community discussions. Last year's topics included Self-Reclaimed’s Theory of Change, Trauma-Informed Leadership, and Compassion Fatigue, followed by our final session of the year  where we welcomed journalist and Jezebel staff writer, Kylie Cheung, as we discussed her book Survivor Injustice.

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.



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Founding Members

We are incredibly grateful for our SSI Founding Members who contributed financially to help offset the expenses of this program so that we can keep our registration fees accessible. They're community members who are invested in being an advocate for this mission! (edited) 

Adrian Rosete

Amy Ronan

Angela Brizant

Avesha Michael

Cheryl De Guzman Capadocia

Christina Ola McHale

Ebony Holloway

Francesca Morales

Gabriela Miller

Holly Peterson

Jordan Ordonez

Joslyn Matt

Laura Lea Nalle

Lauren Gestes

Lori Dombrowski

Marilyn Catinella

Melissa Abbitt

Nathalie Pena

Stacie Beland

Tou Ger Lee

Vanessa De Leon

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