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Category: Firecracker Blog

Falling on soft.
I was prepared to speak to you all weeks ago. I had my speech all thought out in my head. You see, I have a simple story that is relevant [...]
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Meet your Star Show Presenter for Stargazing 2016!
We believe that it is so important to amplify the voices of all survivors. In a new twist on the Stargazing celebration, we invited a survivor to write and perform [...]
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Meet your Survivor Keynote for Stargazing 2016!
We believe that the adult survivors in our community are uniquely qualified to mentor, serve and advocate for children on their path to healing. That’s why we are so excited [...]
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The Listening Ear: An Official Response
You’ve probably read the headlines. “Sex offenders volunteered for group serving sex assault victims.” Lansing’s The Listening Ear has confirmed that they have utilized volunteers that are registered sex offenders in [...]
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Will you be the Survivor Keynote for Stargazing2017?
Share your story as the Survivor Keynote for this year’s Stargazing 2017 celebration! As a part of the foundation’s anniversary celebration, an adult survivor shares their personal story of healing. The [...]
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Dancing on Graves
On October 21, 2015 I was invited to participate as one of the storytellers for Current State’s third Pop-Up Stories event. The theme: Create and Destroy. In this story, I [...]
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Your Bragging Rights!
You're 2014 Annual Report is here! Your generosity is responsible for new programs like the Caretaker Support Group. You've raised thousands of dollars to create a sustainable foundation for the [...]
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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across A Lifetime
  Check out this great talk from TEDMED and Nadine Burke Harris about how childhood trauma effects the development of the brain. “A lot of kids were being referred to [...]
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Letter to Firecracker Advocates
Dear Firecracker Advocates, Your generosity has allowed us to contract therapists to provide consistent, quality therapy to children, and their families, who have experienced sexual trauma. We now have seven [...]
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Women Are Powerful
I was taught from a very young age to be strong. My mother raised twin daughters and young son on her own for a long time, so I didn’t have [...]
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