My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support

Letter to the editor about the impact of reflexive support for Fr. Pfleger by Michele Beaulieux in Chicago Sun-Times Today, the Chicago Sun-Times published my letter to the editor about how the reflexive support of popular Chicago priest, Fr. Michael Pfleger, impacts victim-survivors of sexual violence. St. Sabina parishioners as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson, … Continue reading My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support

Our Choices Solution Facilitator on Podcast: More to the Story …

More To The Story Podcast (Artwork by Aaron May) In the episode, "Navigating Decisions," of the podcast, More To The Story, host Jamie Sivrais and I, Michele Beaulieux, talk about making decisions after sexual violence. I share my story and explain how I came to create the My Choice Decision Navigator and Our Choices Solution … Continue reading Our Choices Solution Facilitator on Podcast: More to the Story …

Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

Simone Biles “has assumed the role of a prophet, ​​publicly calling the institution to account and refusing to simply go away.” That’s what Professor of Catholic Studies Susan Bigelow Reynolds asserted after the only (known) victim-survivor of U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse decided to compete in the Olympics this summer. Biles, a Catholic … Continue reading Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

Our Accountability for Church Music Composer David Haas’ Abuse

The Soldier Compelled the Passerby to Carry the Cross © 2003 Michele Beaulieux We are called to act with justice. I read those words in a distinct rhythm because of a song, a song that I want—in a futile urge—to purge from my mind. Christian music publisher, GIA Publications, published the song, “We Are Called” by … Continue reading Our Accountability for Church Music Composer David Haas’ Abuse

A Call for Co-Strugglers

DEMAND JUSTICE © 2018 Michele Beaulieux Black and Indigenous activists call for white people, like myself, to go beyond being allies—merely being supportive—to take race struggles on as our own. In the Indigenous rights and #blacklivesmatter movements, such people have been described as accomplices, co-conspirators, collaborators, and comrades. In organizational and institutional settings, they may … Continue reading A Call for Co-Strugglers

Notes on Language in this Blog

we all live here

we all live here © 2017 Michele Beaulieux In this post I define and discuss the terms consent and sexual violence; cultures such as consent culture with community accountability and rape culture. I also define the terms I use for people: people who have harmed, also known as violators and aggressors; people who have experienced … Continue reading Notes on Language in this Blog

Decision Navigator in the News

Below are my articles and media mentions on the Our Choices Decision Navigator and Solution Facilitator that I am developing for people impacted by sexual violence. The Decision Navigator customizes the PrOACT decision-making framework for decisions that victim-survivors face. The acronym, PrOACT, stands for Problem, Objectives, Alternatives, Consequences, and Tradeoffs. Posts on this blog about the Decision Navigator and Solution … Continue reading Decision Navigator in the News