No woman is an island and this website is proof of that. I rely on a mix of books, websites, experts, and organizations to educate me on issues affecting women — issues I am highly passionate about. I encourage you to check them out.

Partner Violence and Assault

National Domestic Violence Hotline (organization)

love is respect (dot) org (organization)

State Coalitions Against Domestic Violence (list of local organizations)

101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention (list of national organizations)

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (organization)

Men Can Stop Rape (organization)

National Network to End Domestic Violence (organization)

Warning Signs of Teen Violence (list of resources)

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft (book)

Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner (book)

Verizon HopeLine (program that provides refurbished phones to survivors of abuse)

Breaking Up

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt (book)

Begin Again (movie)

The Number One Rule Every Girl Needs to Know During a Breakup (article)

Three Things You Must Do After A Breakup Before Dating Someone New (article)


It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single (book)

Street Harassment and Sexism

Hollaback! (organization)

The Melissa A. Fabello Guide to Hollering Back — Effectively (blog post)

Stop Street Harassment (organization)

The Everyday Sexism Project (website)

Women in Media

Miss Representation (documentary)

Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women by Jean Kilbourne (documentary series)

Women’s Media Center (organization)

Feminist Frequency (video webseries)

Body Love and Acceptance

bodyheart (body love coach)

Body Love Wellness with Golda Poretsky (body love writer, speaker, coach) (body love coach)

Empowering Women and Girls

Girl Rising (documentary about educating girls across the globe)

Feminspire (website)

Feministing (website)

Everyday Feminism (website)

MAKERS: Women Who Make America (documentary)

The Single Woman (website)

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (book)

Talks That Make You Go “Hmmm?” (i.e. really AWESOME presentations)

The Power of Vulnerability by Dr. Brene Brown (whole-hearted living)

Violence and Silence by Jackson Katz (partner violence)

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave by Leslie Morgan Steiner (partner violence)

Q & A with Patrick Stewart (partner violence)

Pretty by Katie Makkai (body love poem)

Brave by Sara Bareilles (music video)

 Looks Aren’t Everything: Believe Me, I’m a Model by Cameron Russell (body love)

Why It’s Okay to Be Fat by Golda Poretsky (body love)

People I Admire Like Crazy

Dr. Brene Brown

Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Fabello

Shelby Knox

Jean Kilbourne

Jackson Katz


**Disclaimer: Your safety is the absolute most important thing to me. If you have questions about safety in relationships, I strongly encourage you to browse these resources or contact a local, 24-hour hotline. Though I give pretty awesome advice and am quite experienced, I cannot be held responsible for the outcome of your situation. This is why, especially when safety is concerned, I advise contacting a local agency or crisis hotline for additional, individualized help.

Additionally, although I am a licensed social worker, the views I express on this site should not replace the expertise of an individual counselor or therapist. For advice tailored to your own personal situation, please seek services from a helping professional who is able to designate the time and knowledge needed to truly help you. I do not assume liability for any portion of material on my website and accept no liability for damage or injury resulting from your decision to interact with me via my website or email.