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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 Asian American authors in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, racism, violence, and other topics that may be triggering]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in recognition we’d like to share some grounding techniques that may be helpful. Experiencing sexual violence can cause trauma symptoms that can last for years, even decades after the assault, and this is normal. It is important for survivors to have grounding practices in their toolkit to help cope with trauma.

Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! The books highlighted in this month’s list are by survivors of sexual violence, to uplift survivor voices in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, police brutality, incest, and other topics that may be triggering]

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 authors who identify as women, writing about different aspects of the anti-sexual violence movement in recognition of Women’s History Month. [TW/CW: These books may contain topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug use, police brutality, incest, and other topics that may be triggering]

March is Women’s History Month, and this year we’re looking back at the critical role women played in the anti-sexual violence movement.

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