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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.

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.

The books highlighted in this month’s list are by Indigenous and Native American identified authors in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

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

  • King & Spalding LLC.
    King & Spalding LLC.
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Wana Brands Foundation
    Wana Brands Foundation
  • Cliff Stricklin
    Cliff Stricklin
  • Karen and Brian Adkins
    Karen and Brian Adkins
  • Donal and Lindsay Grogan
    Donal and Lindsay Grogan
  • Illegal Petes
    Illegal Petes
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • Kulture Music Hall
    Kulture Music Hall
  • MPLX
    MPLX
  • Old Barrel Tea Company
    Old Barrel Tea Company
  • Native Roots
    Native Roots

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