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At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.


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The theme of this year’s Black History Month is Black Resistance, and in recognition of this important theme, we’re highlighting and celebrating Black leaders and activists in the anti-sexual violence movement.

Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! Every month, we curate a reading list of books showcasing powerful voices and talented storytelling. These books delve into topics related to sexual assault, identity, trauma, healing, hope, community, and resilience.

January reminds us all that we need and deserve a refreshed start and outlook, so the books on this month’s list are all about self-love, healing, self-reflection, and learning and understanding trauma and abuse.

[TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, racism, violence, and other topics that may be triggering]

Sexual violence exists everywhere. It affects everyone, with lasting outcomes for the survivors and their loved ones. Anyone can be a survivor or a perpetrator of this crime. The way that a community responds to sexual violence can impact everyone.

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