Agents of Change: Alicia Murphy

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Knowing that we have been a resource for so many and knowing that I have played a small part… Read More

Guilt and Innocence

One common characteristic of traumatic, life-threatening situations is that victims will experience a sense of extreme powerlessness against forces that clearly do not value their health, humanity and well-being. This is not only terrifying, it is destabilizing and dehumanizing. The good news is that a survivor of a terrifying, life-threatening trauma may be comforted and… Read More

Serving survivors from the HAART

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you. Sexual violence occurs at epidemic levels, with someone in the U.S. sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, and Baton Rouge is not exempt. Supporting survivors in our community is a big task, and while… Read More

Agents of Change: Erin Douget

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   We have short lives, but we have the ability to make them wide with love and compassion. If… Read More

Agents of Change: Portia Gordon

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   I like to believe that if you show someone something new, they will share what they learned and… Read More

We are all fully human, even offenders

THE BIG PICTURE “David Bowie: Time to mourn or call out?“ “We can both remember and forgive as a people. We can hold folks accountable and keep them with us. We can remember, not forgive, and still move forward. We have options…  It can be difficult and scary and destabilizing to hold the reality of… Read More

Agents of Change: Kiara Taite

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   How can any of us sit back and remain silent while girls, boys, women, and men are victimized… Read More

Agents of Change: Lindsey Miller

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   When working on large social issues such as sexual assault, it is sometimes hard to see the impact… Read More

Looking back as we move forward

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you.   At STAR, we pride ourselves on accomplishing a lot with limited resources, which means most of the time we’re working hard and looking ahead. On a daily basis, we dedicate ourselves… Read More

Agents of Change: Nicole Gillum

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org.   Challenges and struggles exist in life, and I am continuously motivated and inspired by the resiliency and strength… Read More