The World Through VIE's Dome . . .

November 23, 2018

For about two hours we painted, conversed and shared our experiences overcoming trauma and our feelings and thoughts about what we were painting or what other people are painting. Each person got lost in what they were painting and the focus wasn’t on what the painting looked like or the outcome of the painting. The process had us lost in our feelings, thoughts and desires; letting it all splash o...

November 8, 2018

Paint Your Truth is on its 3rd year (I’m excited!). This year we are hosting Paint Your Truth at the Perkins Community Center on 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA from 2PM to 5PM. Paint Your Truth is a painting event for sexual assault survivors in the Massachusetts area. The origins of Paint Your Truth is from private conversations I had with Black women who confided in me about their past ex...

June 24, 2018

We’ve made it to the twenty-three blog of the year. June is Gay Pride Month as well as Caribbean Heritage Month. For the month of June we’ll be focusing on both of these topics. The third blog to continue pride month will focus on what the Q mean in LGBTQ+ and the obstacles queer people face after sexual violence. The LGBTQ+ acronym encompasses all the members and the definitions for each sector w...

May 1, 2018

This is the sixteenth blog of this year and we are ending it on April's National Month topic which is National Child Abuse Awareness. Just because April is the designated month to share insight on child abuse doesn't mean we don't continue the good fight to end child abuse as the months go by. In this blog we are sharing tips for all educators, parents and caregivers to detect neglect,...

April 28, 2018

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this fifthteenth blog we are discussing the side effects of sexual assault. The top three side effects of sexual assault are depression, flashbacks and post traumatic stress disorder. After rape the body is in a whirlwind of turmoil. Often times the brain and body are conflicted and trying to overcome the trauma and violation from someone (most...

April 6, 2018

We’ve passed a quarter of this year. But as you know we’ve just started getting into the nitty gritty of the Black women’s experience so let’s get into it. I’m excited April’s national topic is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Don’t get it wrong, I don’t make light of sexual violence but I applaud all the courage Black women who have chosen to speak their truth unapologetically. On this platform y...

March 31, 2018

These were the safe spaces for Black womankind that Vie Ciné ended up calling home. Moving more and more away from save the Black man talk, to save ourselves, the victims, the women and children beliefs. Vie began to see that “preference” was a watered down way of saying colorism. That when Black men say, “bitch” he means UStoo. That thug love is really struggle love and the name of the game is hy...

March 20, 2018

The second woman who is Women’s History Month goals is Recy Taylor. Recy Taylor, was a rape victim's activist after being gang raped at 24. Her bravery and uncompromising strength to stand up against sexual violence during a time when Black Human Rights was debatable. Sexual violence is what propelled the civil rights movement into action byway of the rape of Recy Taylor. Recy Taylor was born...

March 10, 2018

March is Women’s History Month. For this month we will focus on remarkable Black Women who have made history in the progression in the women’s plight. The first person we will discuss is Tarana Burke.

It's a new month so that means the next upcoming blogs will have to do with February's topic. February's topic is Black History and Teen Dating Violence. For this specific blog we will be discussing Black History and how Black girl's are preyed upon by Black men. By now you've heard about the little girl who's about six years old who was sexually abused on camera by a grown...

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