Welcome to the StoryTelling & Organizing Project

Here you will find audio clips and transcripts from some of STOP's stories. You will also find information about our project partners, discussion questions and resources for using STOP stories in your own work to intervene in interpersonal violence, as well as information on how to get involved in the project.

Category Archives: Children & Youth

Community Responds to Domestic Violence

The storyteller describes activating community networks to build her safety and agency when her police officer partner acts violently.

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He Korero Iti – A Small Story

A threat of family-based violence provides the context for Di to talk about breaking the cycles of abuse, misogyny, and colonial violence in their Maori community.

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A Family Meeting

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Maria Posters the Subway and Confronts Her Family

When Maria finds out that her daughter had been sexually abused by her former partner, she takes public action to address his abuse. When she finds out that her own brother also violated her daughter, his niece, she takes another course of action involving her whole family. Maria shares how her actions are part of her own accountability process and how this helped build trust between her and her daughter.

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Neighborhood Response (Rose)

Rose’s older neighbor uses his status as a trusted community member to set up sexually abusive relationships with young girls in the neighborhood. She shares how she comes to understand her own sexual assault as a 13-year-old. Rose’s later attempts to return to her neighborhood and create safety and accountability are handled poorly by adults, but the young people in the neighborhood find ways to express their reactions and warn their abusive neighbor that they are watching.

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