One Billion Rising - Dallas Rising in Love

One Billion Rising - Dallas Rising in Love


Would you like to offer the women in your community a flash mob dance to say no to the exploitation of women?

And Rise For:
Women’s equality and safety and freedom
Refugee rights
Migrants rights
Climate justice
Reproductive rights
Free press
Safety of women’s rights defenders
Constitutional rights
Civic and s*x education

I would love to either help bring awareness to this for you to create something special in your community or provide a​n experience​ for interested participants to come and learn/practice the global dance anthem in a social, and easy step-by-step way.

Lets Create a flashmob for Solidarity to end the exploitation of women and OneBillionRising in DFW this year!!

Join us Sunday, Feb 14 in Dallas, TX in solidarity with Eve Ensler's global initiative One Billion Rising. Think Globally, DANCE Locally! Dallas / Ft.
There's a powerful global movement happening to end violence against women and girls worldwide. Worth is actively taking part! Join us for an empowering DANCE FLASHMOB as part of Eve Ensler's global initiative One Billion Rising ( Every February, we rise — in hundreds of countries across the world — to show our local communities and the world what one bil

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As you know, this year, in place of a traditional Spotlight monologue, we have invited you to amplify and lift up the often unheard and excluded voices of survivors, activists and groups in your communities by creating three community-written testimonies, to be performed at the end of the play. These monologues should center the voices of the most marginalized women on your stage, harnessing the power of **naMonologues to create a space for critical conversations and voices.

We are thrilled that many of you have already taken up this call and would love to receive the written version and/or video of these testimonies, and any photos you may have. Record, write, photograph and share your with us!

For info, including the full details and submission information and guidelines, visit:


One Billion Rising – Resolana, Dallas, TX – My Revolution Story

Dallas county jail is rising in solidarity again for the 5th year in a row this V-day! 🙁☝🏽☮️💗

Short Documentary - One Billion Rising – Resolana, Dallas, TX – My Revolution Story. Resolana, a program of Volunteers of America Texas, provides gender-spec... 07/19/2018

Watch Aly Raisman, Sarah Klein, and Tiffany Thomas Lopez's Incredible ESPYs Speech "We're here on this stage to present an image for the world to see, a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage."


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The only person responsible for committing s*xual violence is a perpetrator — but we can all look out for each other's safety by:

✔ Helping a person you're concerned about get to a safe place
✔ Explaining that a r**e joke isn't funny
✔ Confronting a person who is behaving inappropriately
✔Getting security involved when someone is being aggressive


Christina Aguilera - Fall In Line (Lyric Video) ft. Demi Lovato

Pre-order Christina Aguilera’s new album ‘Liberation’ available June 15 and instantly get the new songs “Fall In Line” feat. Demi Lovato, “Twice” and “Accele... 05/09/2018

A Striking New Poster Fights Sexual Harassment in Restaurants It’s modeled off an old-school choking-victims poster dating back to 1989. 04/06/2018

Freezing During Sexual Assault and Harassment Three brain-based responses, keys to understanding experiences and behaviors. 03/21/2018

ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads) Resources ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads) Veronique Mead 3/14/1810:28 AM Last edited by Veronique Mead 3/14/1812:02 PM I was first inspired to create a fact sheet summarizing the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) after reading a comment in "G.... 03/08/2018

Eve Ensler on International Women’s Day & Her New One-Woman Play “In the Body of the World” On International Women’s Day, we speak with Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright and author of “The Va**na Monologues.” Ensler’s new play, “In the Body of the World,” is an exploration of the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect it, how to value it. She shares her deeply in...



We have a lot of footage over the past several years from the Dallas Rises. If you have any footage to share that we don't have yet, please let us know. Thank you!

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Global Sisterhood

The pain is real. We have heard it, we see it, and we FEEL IT.
“As I reclaim my power, I empower my sisters to reclaim their power too”

Thousands of Women all over the world will gather in circle on March 8th for INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY to heal ourselves, empower each other, and transform our world.

Watch this video, learn how you and your friends can be a part of the revolutionary event that is uplifting the world.

Let us rise together!! This video that will speak to your soul! Comment, and share it with all the women you know.

Go to

Thank you the all woman team who created this video:
Produced by The Goddess Project & Global Sisterhood
Directed by Holli Rae : Written by Lauren Elizabeth Walsh : Original Music by Tori Letzler

Director of Photography: Erynn Patrick : Camera Assistant: Kayla Tong : Sound: Venus Leone : HMUA: Brianna Brancato : Production Assistant: Tish Lara

Cast: Ina King. Lauren Elizabeth Walsh, Elana Meta , Winter Dunn, Ellen Stohl, Radha Mehta , Lori Woodley, Kiersten Thompson , Tiger Moon, Anshu Jain, Katie Hall , Kristelle Monterrosa , Nadja Hoyer-Booth, Maryam Roberts, Alyssa Marie Pearson, Judith Martinez


Move Meditation

One Billion Rising 2018: Rising In Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women

Using Dance as a form of intention setting and protest, activists in countries across the globe call for solidarity and an end to the exploitation of women's bodies, labor, and land. Social artist, Ana Shoemaker, gives Valentine's Day new meaning as a day for Revolutionary Love and Transformational Healing inside the Dallas County Jail.

Since 2009, Ana Shoemaker has led classes in creative arts and dance movement through Volunteers of America Texas’, RESOLANA program. RESOLANA makes a difference in the lives of incarcerated women by providing holistic, trauma informed, psycho-educational programming in the Dallas County Jail. Resolana’s goals are to increase readiness for change on the inside, to increase use of existing community resources on the outside, and to reduce recidivism.

Ana brought One Billion Rising to the attention of the Resolana program’s Director in 2015, so that the women in jail could participate in this global event. She was inspired by a short documentary called "Inmates Rising" - shot in San Francisco, CA, in the inaugural year of One Billion Rising. It was clear to Ana that her Dallas Resolana group should participate in One Billion Rising. Resolana is celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year and each year they work with more than 500 women who have experienced childhood trauma and/or domestic violence and addiction.

For two months, the women in the dedicated Resolana jail pod have gathered together preparing for One Billion Rising 2018. They have practiced the "Break The Chain" global flashmob dance in class and on their own. They sat in circle making "SHERO" dolls; the outer expression of their changing inner realities. They have shared their reasons for participating in this REVOLUTION–demonstrating their enthusiasm, heart and support, throughout all the activities.

On Valentine’s Day they will listen to women perform their Monologues, perform the “Break the Chain” dance, set their personal and global Intentions in a ceremonial “Planetary Dance” and rise in solidarity with over 200 countries for the 6th annual One Billion Rising.

DATE ::: Saturday, February 14, 2018 {Valentine's Day}




A simple message to the world from every woman ever… 👊


That's Harassment

We've partnered with the Ad Council, the R**e, Abuse & In**st National Network (RAINN) and the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) to launch a PSA campaign to empower victims and bystanders to speak out against s*xual harassment and provide tools for employers to create a safe work environment.

Written and directed by Sigal Avin, executive produced by David Schwimmer, Avin and Mazdack Rassi of MILK Studios, the films depict various cases of s*xual harassment in the workplace, all based on real events. The team created this project to highlight behaviors that are unacceptable and to end institutional silence and complicity. The campaign will be supported by major media companies including Freeform, Amazon, CBS, The CW, Fox Networks Group, FX, Hulu, STARZ and SHOWTIME.

Share and spread the word that we will not tolerate s*xual harassment.


Women's March

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Ecstatic Dance Dallas // New Year's Eve 2017

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center

How are you showing your support for survivors?



This weekend in Dallas! JOIN us for two screenings of City of Joy at the Dallas International Film Festival with talkbacks. More info on the film's website

Saturday, 1 April - 5:00 pm
Talkback immediately following the screening with City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver & film Director Madeleine Gavin

Sunday, 2 April - 7:15 pm
Talkback immediately following the screening with City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver 03/24/2017

City of Joy

Dallas International Film Festival
Saturday, 1 April - 5:00 pm
Talkback immediately following the screening with City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver and Director Madeleine Gavin
Sunday, 2 April - 7:15 pm
Talkback immediately following the screening with City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver 2017 Dallas International Film Festival





Cup of Jane

WATCH: The incredible story of how Valentine's Day transformed into V-Day-- a global movement to end violence against women.

How will you celebrate? 02/12/2017

Press Release: One Billion Rising 2017: Rising In Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women RISE, DISRUPT, CONNECT - One Billion Rising Revolution One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or r**ed during her lifetime. That adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. J...


A Mighty Girl

As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to leave office this week, a personal letter from “A grateful citizen” reminds us what his decades of advocacy work on behalf of survivors of s*xual assault and violence has meant to so many people. "When I was just a 20-year-old who couldn't muster the confidence to a tell a soul what had happened, you stood behind a podium at the White House and loudly declared what I could not for the whole world to hear. You said that ‘no means no whenever it is stated,’ and you said it with such a fierceness that I felt a little piece of my shame get knocked off my shoulders." This heartfelt letter from a young survivor is a touching expression of gratitude to the Vice President. "You used your signature grit and unwavering dedication to shine a light on a cause few were willing to discuss," she writes, "and history will remember you for it — I know I will."

Over the past 25 years, Biden has been on a mission to combat s*xual assault and domestic violence. He considers one of the greatest accomplishments of his 46 years in public office the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which he drafted with the support of many advocacy groups in 1994. The bill created a network of services for survivors of violence, instituted stricter penalties for s*x offenders, and improved the law enforcement response to violence against women. After entering the VP’s office in 2008, he appointed the first White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, established the first White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and launched the "It's On Us" campaign to engage students on the issue. “R**e culture happens whenever women are reduced to s*xual objects instead being treated with the inherent rights and dignity that belong to all humans,” he said in a recent Refinery29 interview. “And because this culture is pervasive in our society, we all have a responsibility to step up to change it.”

Having such a visible advocate in Washington has made a tremendous difference for many survivors. As the letter's anonymous author wrote: “You, the vice president of the United States, defended me without even knowing me. Without so much as a single question about my character, you believed me. And without having to ask, you volunteered yourself as my loyal ally. In my eyes and the eyes of countless other women who have been in my shoes, these gestures meant the world... Having your steadfast support in my corner gave me the confidence to confide in just one friend, a simple act that was enough to move me forward when I feared I might feel stuck in the past forever.”

Like many people, Biden has expressed concern about the incoming administration's willingness to continue to address s*xual violence. "I’m working very hard with this incoming administration to convince them that this is, in a sense, the civil rights issue of our time," he said earlier this month. "It’s the human rights issue of our time." However, at the White House’s recent It’s On Us Summit, Biden stressed the importance of individuals and organizations continuing this critical work. "I’ve never felt this momentum before,” he asserted. “I pray they will continue to make it a priority, as Barack and I have. But whether they do or not, we can do so much of this as private citizens.” And, Biden declared that his dedication to this cause will not end with his term as VP: “I’m no longer going to be vice president, but I’m going to be associated with several major universities and have a significant staff. I’m going to set up a foundation, to devote the rest of my life to dealing with violence against women.”

A Mighty Girl thanks Joe Biden for his many decades of work on behalf of women!

To read the tribute to Biden from “A grateful citizen” on PopSugar at -- or read his new interview about r**e culture and the part we all play in ending it on Refinery29 at

To start teaching children -- girls and boys alike -- from a young age about the need to respect others and their personal boundaries, we recommend "Your Body Belongs To You” for ages 3 to 5 (, "No Means No!: Teaching Children about Personal Boundaries, Respect and Consent" for ages 3 to 6 (, and "My Body! What I Say Goes!" for ages 3 to 6 (

For older children, issues of body autonomy, boundaries, and consent are discussed in more comprehensive books that also address topics such as puberty, s*x education, and health, including "It's So Amazing!" for ages 6 to 9 ( and the more detailed "It's Perfectly Normal" for ages 10 and up (

The powerful documentary “The Hunting Ground” addresses the r**e epidemic on college campuses -- to learn more about this film, recommended for ages 15 and up, visit -- or stream it online at

If you know a teen girl struggling after s*xual abuse or trauma, “The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls: A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse” may help; to learn more about this new release, for ages 13 and up, visit*xual-trauma-workbook-girls

And, for books about healthy relationships for tweens and teens -- as well as titles on recognizing and ending unhealthy ones -- check out our blog post, "20 Mighty Girl Books for Tweens & Teens About Healthy Relationships," at 12/01/2016

Infographic: Violence against women One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or s*xual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can and must end this pandemic.




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