We Rose for the One Billion on V-Day by Jameelah X. Medina

Jameelah Medina

Every February I gear up to participate in local V-Day 1 Billion Rising events where activists rise up to end violence against women and girls. This year’s theme was the journey to justice, and there were two local events. I delivered a speech at the second event. This is so meaningful to me because it testifies to how far I have come in my journey. Just a few years ago, I would never have spoken what I considered the unspeakable. I have found that with each utterance, I gain more freedom and encourage others to do the same in their own way.

One in every three women/girls will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime, and someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the USA. Knowing this and being one of these women, I dedicate this month’s post to my fellow survivors in hopes that you find some healing in…

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One thought on “We Rose for the One Billion on V-Day by Jameelah X. Medina

  1. all about feminism. …. We didn’t even have a share in the decision of what gender we wanted to be. ….. THE FASHIONER made us the gender HE SUBHAANAHU WA TA’AALAA deemed best for us. Who are we to question HIS AUTHORITY? SUBHAANAHU! 

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