October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Erica and Emily will be compiling posts that address that theme. In order to more fully raise awareness and combat myths, Not Another Wave is looking for submissions about survivors and victims of domestic abuse, whether the stories involve yourself, friends, or family. The submissions can be written in whatever format you prefer, including poetry, free-form prose, letters, or anything else that you fancy.
In order to make contributors feel as safe as possible, the mods at Not Another Wave offer the following considerations:
- Please consider the safety and privacy of yourself and the people you write about, and feel free to change any names or dates you feel you need to (including your own).
- If you have a story of the ongoing abuse of anyone younger than 18 or older than 65, please bear in mind that we are legally obligated to report it to the proper authorities.
- We've got a plethora of resources at our disposal! Anyone who would like more information, referrals to local organizations, or similar materials is welcome to them- all you need to do is ask.
Just send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include your submission in our October schedule.
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