The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence

The V Word: Say No to Violence – Malena Magnolia #ewav #saynotoviolence

Today on the V Word, local artist/activist, Malena Magnolia is featured from her workshop: LEARN HOW TO MUD STENCIL WITH MALENA MAGNOLIA AND CREATE STENCILS COMBATTING SEXUAL AND/OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

“What is a mud stencil, you ask? After a stencil is created, mud is applied to the stencil, usually with a sponge, instead of with spray paint. It is 100% eco-friendly, no harsh chemicals are used, and it is ephemeral when placed outside. This technique is very accessible and is fun for both artists and those who may not consider themselves artists.”


Malena Magnolia


The V Word: Nationz with Zakia McKenzie #trans #rva #nationz

On today’s show, we revisit Zakia McKenzie to hear about Nationz, an outreach service for trans-identified folks in the greater Richmond area. Zakia joins Carol to talk about starting this much needed service and what she offers the trans community.

The V Word: Is Rape a Pre-existing Condition?

The V Word: Avery Evans

Avery Evans, a producer and upcoming show host at WRIR joins Carol on the V Word to talk about the role of men in preventing sexual assault.

The V Word: Mishawn Glover

Mishawn Glover, local therapist who works with survivors both as a therapist and crisis response resource talks about necessity of trauma informed response.

The V Word: National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Delta Bowers and Quanda Baker from National Coalition of Black Women talk about how their volunteer driven organization supports survivors of domestic violence and how they educate communities.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women


THE V Word – RHART Program

YWCAA&OTeamToday Rachael Kaufman and Ryan Morris of the YWCA of Richmond return to talk about the RHART program.






Hospital Accompaniment (R-HART)

The Regional Hospital Accompaniment & Response Team, or R-HART, is an entirely volunteer-based collaborative of advocates who provide support to individuals in the emergency room who have just experienced sexual and intimate partner violence.

The R-HART team of volunteers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, all year. This team is a collaborative of volunteers from the YWCA Richmond, Safe Harbor and Hanover Safe Place, and serves survivors of all races, sexes, religions, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to providing emotional support, R-HART volunteers connect survivors with community resources and follow-up services.

For more information about the R-HART program, contact Ellie Minasian, R-HART Coordinator.

YWCA of Richmond


The V Word: Title IX – YWCA of Richmond

Rachel Kaufman and Ryan Morris of the YWCA of Richmond join Carol to talk about Title IX updates and what is happening under the current administration.

The V Word: Prevention Programs – YWCA of Richmond

Today Ryan Morris and Rachel Kaufman stop by the studio to talk about prevention education for teens and the importance of starting this conversation early.

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