How to Support a Survivor

Being that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is only natural to offer support to survivors.

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April is sexual assault awareness month.  Sexual assault is a massive epidemic in the United States: 1 in 4 women will survive an attempted sexual assault over the course of her lifetime, and 1 in 3 women will be the victim of violence by an intimate partner or a stranger.  This means that survivors are all around us, and the odds are that someone you know will be a survivor of sexual or intimate partner violence over the course of his or her life.  The first time a friend disclosed to me that they had been assaulted, I didn’t know how to respond-~-this is unsurprising, because it’s a difficult subject, and it can be hard to know exactly what to do.  This is what originally inspired me to become a rape crisis-counselor, and after working with survivors, I thought I would put together some advice for others who may eventually…

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Tom Ford Said The Magical Words – “I DO!” – After 27 Years Of Relationship

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www.astairwaytofashion.com Tom Ford and Richard Buckley

Discreet, in an absolute normality, Tom Ford revealed yesterday in an interview at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London his new marital status. ” We got married , which is great,” he said while showing off his wedding ring during the talk organized by Lady Kinvara Balfour and Vanity Fair . I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States he explains about his relationship with journalist Richard Buckley, whom he met in 1986 when he was still editor of Women’s Wear Daily. “I lost so many friends in college – I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice” – added the designer.

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