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Men as Allies

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern Being a cis-gender man who interns at A Woman’s Place, has made me think about how my gender affects my place at AWP and how I can be a helpful and supportive ally. Last month’s charges of psychical, emotional, and racial abuse against former New York Attorney General Eric…
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Remembering MCA

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern This May 4 marked six years since Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys died of salivary cancer. Six years might seem like a weird time for a retrospective piece. However, in addition to his music, Yauch’s place as an advocate, and ally is worth revisiting. Yauch was an important…
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Separating the Art from the Artist

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern Whether it’s film, TV, books, or music, audiences are often confronted by artists who are in some ways troublesome. This can range from having “un-PC” lyrical or literary content to being an abusive criminal. For many years, viewers would shrug off their hero’s less than reputable actions by saying…
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A Male Teenager’s Opinion Regarding the Dr. Larry Nassar Situation

By Alex, YAAB Member This February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and me, along with everybody else at A Woman’s Place, whether it be staff members or fellow volunteers, consider this special month a time to raise awareness in our community and, more importantly, to be aware ourselves. On the topic of awareness, a…
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We Have All Had Bad Days

By Shichen, YAAB Member We have all had bad days, whether it is at school, work or in a relationship and have all said or done things we later regret, but abuse is different than having a bad day; it is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and…
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A Woman’s Place Welcomes New Executive Director

(Doylestown, PA) A Woman’s Place (AWP), Bucks County’s domestic violence agency for over 40 years, is extremely excited to welcome new Executive Director Tammy Oliver to lead the organization. Ms. Oliver joins the ranks of some of Bucks County’s most dynamic and bold leaders who have lead AWP over the years. Though she has big…
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Teacher Appreciation.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it can be easy to overlook the importance of showing our community’s teachers and educators the appreciation and gratitude they deserve for everything they do for our children. As part of The Prevention Project, I am fortunate enough to meet and collaborate with many of…
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What it Means to be Aware

This February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and me, along with everybody else at A Woman’s Place, whether it be staff members or fellow volunteers, consider this special month a time to raise awareness in our community and, more importantly, to be aware ourselves. Awareness is something that everyone has within them, but not…
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The Importance of Educating Teens

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which calls for action in educating teens and adolescents on what healthy relationships are, as well as how to recognize and react to unhealthy relationships. According to a 2011 CDC nationwide survey, it was found that 23% of females and 14% of males who experienced rape, physical…
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Imagining a World Without Domestic Violence

It’s often said in nonprofit circles that the ultimate goal of any nonprofit organization should be to eliminate the need to exist. Food pantries hope there is no more hunger, homelessness agencies hope everyone has a home, so it follows that the goal of A Woman’s Place should be to end domestic violence in Bucks…
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