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The Revolution Starts at Home is as urgently needed today as when it was first published. This watershed collection breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the "secret" of intimate violence within social justice circles. Just as importantly, it provides practical strategies for dealing with abuse and creating safety without relying on the coercive power of the state. It offers life-saving alternatives for survivors, while building a movement where no one is left behind.

"My joy and gratitude at the original publication of Revolution Starts at Home is now only exceeded by my excitement in the reprinting of this essential text. If we are to build visionary communities rooted not only in resistance but also in love, we need this book, and books like it, for survival. It is as simple as that." Walidah Imarisha, author of Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption

"This book has brought me back from the brink of desperation many times. Its creative, real-world stories of interrupting intimate partner violence without using police or social services strengthens our community, builds our collective imagination, celebrates our resiliency, and pushes us to hone our practice. I keep a stockpile of this book on my shelf for gifting--it's required reading for justice seekers. --Shira Hassan, founder and principle consultant for Just Practice.

"The editors of The Revolution Starts at Home have provided a landmark resource: an anthology by and for survivors of sexual assault lead by editors of color, all three of whom are revolutionary leaders seeking to deconstruct the structures that uphold violence in activist communities. For anyone who believes that the personal is deeply political in social justice circles, The Revolution Starts at Home is a must-read."- Allison McCarthy, Ms Magazine

" The Revolution Starts at Home is a mirror to look into when doing the work of 'transforming ourselves to transform the world', as Grace Lee Boggs taught us. The voices in this collection speak from their own experiences, modeling vulnerability that, for me, was freeing as I turned to face the patterns of personal and organizational abuse in my life. This book is an offer towards wholeness, and can heal you if you let it." --adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

"The book isn't just about how social services and state intervention can leave already vulnerable communities more at risk when it comes to addressing interpersonal violence; the personal essays, real-world testaments, and tools provided...are about taking transformative justice to the next level and creating community and self-accountability." --Kjerstin Johnson, Bitch Magazine

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic, and a genderqueer and multi-genre writer. Born of Chinese immigrants, they are a Kundiman, Lambda and Callaloo Fellow and a member of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations writing communities. A community organizer, they have worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston, as well as helped organize the third national Asian Pacific American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in Boston. Chen is also the co-editor of Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets.

Jai Dulani, Senior Development Manager at Race Forward, is a writer, filmmaker and social justice activist. From 2011- 2015, Dulani served as Co-Director of FIERCE, supporting the leadership and power of LGBTQ Youth of Color who are organizing at the intersections of gentrification and police violence. Dulani has been a Kundiman Asian American Poet Fellow, a VONA/ Voices Fellow, and a BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery Multi-Media Artist-in-Residence.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of the Lambda Award-winning Love Cake, as well as Dirty River, Bodymap, and Consensual Genocide, her writings on femme of color and Sri Lankan identities, survivorhood, and healing, disability and transformative justice have appeared in the anthologies Octavia's Brood, Dear Sister Letters Lived, Undoing Border Imperialism, Stay Solid, Persistence: Still Butch and Femme, Yes Means Yes, Visible: A Femmethology, Homelands, Colonize This, We Don't Need Another Wave, Bitchfest, Without a Net, Dangerous Families, Brazen Femme, and A Girl's Guide to Taking Over The World.


Preface<BR>Andrea Smith<BR>Introduction<BR>Editors<BR>PART ONE: Safety at the intersections of intimate, community & state violence<BR>Reclaiming Queer & Trans Safety<BR>Morgan Bassichis<BR>Ending Oppression. Building Solidarity. Creating Community Solutions.<BR>Matahari: Eye of the Day<BR>It Takes Ass to Whip Ass: Understanding & Confronting Violence against Sex Workers, A Roundtable Discussion with Miss Major, Mariko Passion & Jessica Yee Introducted and Edited by Juliet November<BR>I am Because We Are: Believing & Facing Down the Barrel of the Gun<BR>Alexis Pauline Gumbs interviewed by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha<BR>PART TWO: On Surviviorship<BR>Homewrecker<BR>Gina de Vries<BR>The Secret Joy of Accountability: Self-accountability as a Building Block for Change<BR>Shannon-Perez-Darby<BR>Seeking Asylum: On Intimate Violence & Disability<BR>Peggy Munson<BR>There is Another Way<BR>Ana-Maurine Lara<BR>PART THREE: (re)claiming body, (re)claiming space<BR>Manifesto<BR>Vanessa Huang<BR>Without My Consent<BR>Bran Fenner<BR>A Sliding Stance<BR>N.<BR>when your parents made you<BR>Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha<BR>Freedom & Strategy / Trauma & Resistance<BR>Timothy Colm<BR>PART FOUR: we are ready now<BR>Difficult, Beautiful, Powerful: Ending Sexual Assault Through Transformative Justice<BR>The Chrysalis Collective<BR>Making Our Stories Matter: The StoryTelling & Organizing Project (STOP)<BR>Rachel Herzing & Isaac Ontiveros<BR>What Does it Feel Like When Change Finally Comes?: Male Supremacy, Accountability & Transformative Justice<BR>Guarev Jashnani, RJ Maccani & Alan Creig (The Challenging Male Supremacy Project)<BR>Movement Building Starts with Healthy Relationships: Transforming Silence into Action(TSIA) in Asian Pacific Islander LBQT Communities<BR>Orchid Pusey & gita mehrotra<BR>Think. Re-think.: Accountable Communities<BR>Connie Burk<BR>RESOURCES<BR>Community Accountability within People of Color Progressive Movements: Selection from the 2004 Report by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence<BR>INCITE! Community Accountability Fact Sheet<BR>Biographies<BR>Acknowledgments<BR>Index

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