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This is a blog about counter-violence.

This blog will reference numerous incarnations of interpersonal violence ranging from vague to detailed or graphic, and may be disturbing in nature. We encourage our readers to be in a space of relative safety emotionally, psychologically, physically, and geographically before proceeding. 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. You might experience feelings of panic, sadness, apprehension, anger, or emotions that seem out of place, and these may be accompanied by 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 [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.

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