Read me first
This is a page about self-defence and counter-violence. Before reading about violence, it stands to reason you should be in a safe place, both emotionally/psychologically and physically/geographically. This may not be the best site to surf before bed, while feeling emotionally taxed, or if you are in a place or among people where a reaction may make you feel unsafe or judged.
After reading some of the posts on this site, you may have an immediate or delayed reaction to what you have read. Some of the things you might experience include feelings of panic, sadness, apprehension, anger, or emotions that seem out of place. These things can be coupled with other, more physical symptoms. If you’re concerned for your health, please do not hesitate to contact emergency services at the appropriate emergency number for your location. Sometimes talking helps, and we’ve compiled a list of resources for those in Manitoba – if you’re not in Manitoba, a quick Google search for “crisis services in ##” where “##” is your location will reveal the most appropriate services for you.
Your safety is important to us, as is your ability to engage in these discussions as comfortably as possible. If you have a suggestion on how we might improve your sense of safety and comfort in these discussions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.