wench works in a number of ways to accompany people as they become empowered to take control of their health and lives.  we have made dozens of friends over the last six years as we’ve worked to gather resources and make connections to strengthen ourselves and our communities towards creating a healthier, less oppressive place to be.

despite hundreds, or maybe thousands of folks working to create a world without abuse, it still happens even in activist circles, work and families.

this post is not about different forms of abuse

or what to do about them.  if you wish to do more research i recommend starting with the links at the end of this post.

this post is specifically a call for support.

a good friend and her 12 year old daughter are dealing with an incredibly tough situation involving two former partners who have been emotionally, psychologically and sexually abusive and are currently stalking these folks.

our friend is seeking legal help and has support from a friend that is present for them (they do not live in the same state as we wenches, or even close) but they feel very unsafe and are planning to leave their community and move away.  for now they are taking it one day at a time and trying to scrape together money and other resources for their move.

there will be some fundraising events here in Louisville KY, and i’m adding this paypal button for anyone able to kick a little cash to them.  all donations will go directly to this family and Wench will match donations up to $50 (for now.  maybe we can match more!)

please feel free to leave encouraging words here, or other resources available.  these folks could really use the support.


for more info check out:


specifically  http://www.dorisdorisdoris.com/resources.html