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Victimization, It Needs to Stop (Teen Dating Violence Month Series)

Just last week in my AP English Literature and Composition class, we read this one particular poem entitled, “The Victims” written by acclaimed poet Sharon Olds, and I feel as though the incredibly moving imagery and relevant content of the poem resonate with the topic of victimization, shedding light on its pitfalls, and bringing to…
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Love Shouldn’t Hurt (Teen Dating Violence Month Series)

“What do you think is the biggest issue facing teens dating today?” “Can you identify the warning signs and red flags of potential teen dating violence?” These are some of the questions on the evaluation form for A Woman’s Place Teen Dating Violence education program. A Woman’s Place offers these programs at middle and high…
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A Legacy Continued: Local Philanthropist Honors His Mother’s Memory with Hearfelt Gift

(Doylestown, PA) Staff of A Woman’s Place (AWP), Bucks County’s only domestic violence organization received a pleasant and entirely unexpected surprise in the closing days of 2018 when local philanthropist David Rocchino placed an impromptu call to the agency. Though known for his work in supporting local college students with scholarships, Mr. Rocchino requested a…
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Reflections of a Summer Intern

My internship here at A Woman’s Place gave me great experience working toward a future career. It helped me to expand my options when thinking about my future. I knew I wanted to work for a nonprofit and although unsure exactly what I wanted to do within one, I decided to work alongside the development…
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AWP Official Statement on Kayden Mancuso

The following statement was published as an AWP press release on Monday, August 13, 2018, and subsequently was published on AWP social media and distributed to supporters. Statement had some very minor edits for clarity between those publications and this post:  DOYLESTOWN – The Staff and Board of A Woman’s Place join the community in…
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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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