What is #SexAbuseChat?
#SexAbuseChat is a safe place for survivors and their families to talk about their experiences and journey to recovery. Join survivor Rachel Thompson and therapist Bobbi Parish every Tuesday for a place to talk and connect with those who have suffered from sexual abuse. You can check out previous chats on Storify.
Tuesdays at 9pm Eastern | 8pm Central | 7pm Mountain | 6pm Pacific in the US.
Use World Time Buddy to find your time if you are not in one of these US time zones.
How can I participate in #SexAbuseChat?
Follow the #SexAbuseChat hashtag directly on Twitter or try an application like Twubs, Tweetchat, or Tweetdeck. Make sure to use the hashtag #SexAbuseChat so everyone can see your tweets during the chat.
Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC)
Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places and the award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.Rachel is published by Shadow Teams NYC and represented by Lisa Hagan Books. She is also published in two anthologies, Embraceable: Empowering Facts and True Stories About Women’s Sexuality, and Feminine Collective: Raw and Unfiltered Vol 1. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish.
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family. Website.
Bobbi Parish (@BobbiLParish)
Bobbi is a therapist and trauma recovery coach who works with adult survivors of childhood abuse. Herself a survivor of childhood abuse, she uses her experience and expertise to co-host both #SexAbuseChat on Twitter and a weekly Google hangout for survivors. As a co-founder of the #NoMoreShame Project she works to provide education, support and coaching to trauma survivors as well as a platform for them to publish their stories, poetry and memoirs. Bobbi is also an author with one published book, Create Your Personal Sacred Text, and has two others in the works. She is a single mother from the Pacific Northwest currently sequestered to the state of Texas. Sparkly shoes are her personal kryptonite. You can learn more about Bobbi at BobbiLParish.com and NoMoreShameProject.com.
Host account: @SexAbuseChat
Disclaimer: Sex Abuse Chat is not, nor is it intended to be, a therapeutic service. It exists for peers to provide support, education, and community with one another. A survivor who desires therapy should contact a licensed professional therapist. If you are triggered by anything that is discussed in chat and/or are in crisis please contact your therapist or RAINN at 1.800.656.HOPE or online at RAINN.org.