WORDS. MATTER. Don't be ignorant and lazy about what your words mean. Take responsibility-it's not a drag or a chore to change your language. It could help save someone's life: it's a privilege.
The idea that intimate partner violence occurs in lesbian relationships may seem ridiculous. But this belief isn't only false; it's damaging. It can prevent lesbians from seeking help when they are in an abusive relationship. After all, who’s going to believe them? Here are four myths about IPV in lesbian relationships that can prevent women from seeking help.
Here at 11ElevenDC, we love these colourful female-focused illustrations from Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti. Rossetti’s empowering images act as both a reminder and affirmation of who’s really in charge of women’s bodies and take a hard look at various everyday issues, from sexual identity, body image, ageism, racism, and sexism. With some characters based on the experiences of friends or her own life, others are taken from the stories that women have shared across the Internet.