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#WHENIREPORTED SURVIVOR STORY: LOUISE GODBOLD

Louise Godbold, Executive Director of Echo Training, trauma expert, and Silence Breaker shared her experience on coming forward about her assault with Voices in Action: ———— “I pushed ‘publish’ on my blog and went on with my day. That night, I checked and only few people had viewed the blog. The next morning I went…
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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Domestic violence involves an intentional pattern of physical, emotional, economic, and other tactics used to instill fear and to coerce intimate partners to act against their own will or best interests. Sexual assault is often part of this pattern of abuse. Statistics have long shown that perpetrators of sexual abuse–especially violence–are repeat offenders. But research…
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Jessica Barth responds to Weinstein conviction

Jessica Barth; Actress, Writer & Founder, Voices in Action Hearing the verdict today was a surreal culmination of what has been the past two years. Speaking out against, arguably, the most powerful & most vindictive producer in Hollywood has not come without great sacrifice to our careers, personal lives & well being. Yet, we continued.…
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Jessica Mann says the word “no” was a trigger for Weinstein,

“If he heard the word ‘no,’ it was like a trigger for him,” said Jessica Mann, choking back tears on the stand of the Harvey Weinstein trial. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one that is commonly overlooked. So let’s put it out there again: Sexual assault and rape are not about the sexual…
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Voices in Action: Healing Through Yoga in 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that beginning in 2020, Voices in Action will begin holding extremely affordable trauma-informed group yoga sessions for survivors of trauma and abuse. The mind-body connection in healing is undeniable and the benefits of yoga for anyone struggling through emotional and physical turmoil are numerous, but not everyone has access to classes…
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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 3 #MeToo Bills Against Sexual Harrassment

Last week, Voices in Action founder and CEO Jessica Barth joined other voices of the Movement in the industry at a meeting held by Time’s Up to discuss how far we’ve all come and the progress made. Other change makers at the meeting include Voices in Action ambassador Mira Sorvino, Lili Bernard, Pamela Guest, and Lou Goldbold…
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Voices in Action Speaks Out at the Nashville Film Festival

Last week, Voices in Action was at the Nashville Film Festival for a #MeToo panel discussion featuring founder and CEO, Jessica Barth, and VIA ambassador and activist Johnathon Schaech. The panel covered the progress of the Movement and where we go from here. Voices in Action was there to table the event and hand out…
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Voices in Action Hosts The Urgency of Change To A Sold Out Crowd

On April 25, Voices in Action brought together Silence Breakers, survivors, and supporters for a powerful discussion panel, The Urgency of Change. Held at The Riveter in West Los Angeles, this event highlighted how far the entertainment industry has come since the birth of the #MeToo movement and continued to discuss how much further we…
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Voices in Action Newsletter Coming Soon!

We’re thrilled to be sending out our first newsletter in the next few days! If you’re a subscriber to the Voices in Action blog, you will automatically be added to the mailing list. If you’re already a subscriber, you may have received a notification earlier from the newsletter. If so, please disregard! We’re clearly really…
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Voices In Action is #ProVoice

We are Voices in Action, a survivor-led organization focused on eradicating sexual abuse in the entertainment industry while providing safe support and empowerment services for survivors.​​ ​​We are here because the numbers can’t be ignored. Ninety-four percent of women in the entertainment industry have experienced sexual assault at work (USA Today). And we know this…
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