The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence

An Interview with Stígamót, rape crisis services in Iceland – Part I

This week, The V Word visits rape crisis advocacy in Iceland. Carol stops by Stígamót to learn about how they are combating sigma, making change, and supporting survivors of violence. Part I highlights their efforts to decriminalize sex workers and reduce violence for that community.

Listen to part I below and tune in Friday, June 16th for part II.

The V Word; Leilah Saadeh

On today’s V Word, local art therapist, Leilah Saadeh joins us to talk about art therapy with children and adolescents who are dually diagnosed with trauma and mental illness.

The V Word Radio Show: Sexting #evaw

The question still is out there: Does Sexting constitute sexual harassment? Today’s show talking about sexting, cyberbullying and what laws protect you.

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


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