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Creating Healthy Boundaries for Abuse Survivors

As part of our continued outreach for our films about healing from abuse, we invite voices of survivors to our blog to shed light on healing, thriving and reclaiming their lives. Welcome Stephanie March once again today as she shares how she shares encouragement and tools for setting healthy boundaries.   One of the most […]

The Broken Mirror – A Survivor of Abuse Encourages

As part of our continued outreach for our films about healing from abuse, we invite voices of survivors to our blog to shed light on healing, thriving and reclaiming their lives. Welcome Stephanie March today as she shares how she mended the broken mirrors of her life caused by domestic violence–relevant to anyone who has […]

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Inspiring Quotes for Overcoming Bad Childhoods

We’re continuing our ongoing outreach for our film Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, and for The Healing Years, a documentary about women survivors healing from childhood abuse.  We hope these quotes will boost hope today as you move forward in your healing. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll […]

Unspoken Truths

I know I mentioned I’d be taking a break from blogging this summer, but wanted to share this guest blog by a dedicated advocate with a heart for truth and for protecting children failed by the system. Let’s welcome, Mike Tikkanen, Founder of KARA (Kids at Risk Action) and Invisible Children. KARA brings together individuals and groups […]

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Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Daring to Dream

As part of our continued outreach for our documentary, Boys and Men Healing, we are grateful for the opportunity to interview Dr. Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS. Dr. Fradkin has counseled over 1500 male survivors in individual, couples, group psychotherapy and weekend workshops over the course of his 32-year career as a Psychologist. As Co-Chairperson of […]

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I’m a Partner of a Survivor of Sexual Abuse

Although it didn’t occur to me until after we produced Boys and Men Healing, I realized that both my sisters were involved in relationships with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. One sister’s husband was abused by his uncle as a boy, and when her son was just a baby, he left the family and got […]

Key Elements of Advocacy Filmmaking

Some of our work at Big Voice Pictures has been focused on producing films that motivate dialog about challenging social issues, and organizing outreach efforts to create change in communities for the well-being of children, families and communities.  To meet these ends, our productions incorporate a special style of filmmaking — what I call advocacy […]

How to Control Emotional Triggers

Emotional triggers can be intense. They’re like hidden pipe bombs in the minefields of our emotional lives, or like snipers hiding out in the shadows of our subconscious. With all our efforts in to heal, live virtuous lives, and to forgive those who harmed us, one snide comment, a disrespectful remark, a glance, a smell, […]

A MaleSurvivor’s Journey to Understanding His Sexuality

  We welcome Tom, our guest blogger today, who courageously writes about an issue common to many men sexually abused in childhood — the challenging journey healing from childhood sexual abuse in light of  sexuality and intimate relationships. Tom has helped Big Voice Pictures in the past with transcribing many of our videos interviews. We’re […]

A Powerful Awareness Campaign for Men Who had Unwanted or Abusive Experiences in Childhood

1in6 launched the 1BlueString public-awareness campaign in November 2012, asking guitarists, at all levels, to replace one of their six guitar strings with one of our blue strings, to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.