A MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINA...

Women -- especially Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ women -- need to be vigilant with information. We find articles and books framed as "supportive," but, we always need to ask ourselves: does this truly help women? Or does this material contain harmful undertones?

Please be assured, these publications genuinely aim to assist, heal, protect, and empower women.

I have personally read every item on this list. This page is a safe space for all women.

Resist and persist 
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Stay Informed: Online Articles You Should Read Immediately:

1. Scientific Study: When Women Earn More, Domestic Violence Risk Goes Up 35%
2. 
Scientific Study: Misogynistic Tweets Correlate With Violence Against Women
3. 
Scientific Study: What Factors Are Associated With Recent Intimate Partner Violence?
4. 
Scientific Study: Men Become Richer After Divorce, While Women Are Worse Off

5. Thought-Provoking/Opinion Piece: Emotional Labor Is The Unpaid Job Men Still Don't Understand
6. Thought-Provoking/Opinion Piece: The Pandemic Isn’t Forcing Moms Out of the Workforce—Dads Are
7. Thought-Provoking/Opinion Piece: During Coronavirus, Feminism Has Failed Women
8. Thought-Provoking/Opinion Piece: Story Of A F*** Off Fund
9. Advice From A Divorce Lawyer: Every Married Woman Needs At Least $5K In A Bank Account In Her Own Name
10. Women’s Safety: Tinder, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish Let Known Sex Offenders Use The App
11.
Scientific Study: Social Media's Role In Creating Environments That Abuse Women



Domestic Violence Resources:

➞ Is My Relationship Abusive? Take The Quiz 
➞ Explaining The Six Types Of Domestic Abuse 
➞ Steps To Assist And Support A Friend/Family Member
➞ Early Warning Signs
➞ Leaving An Abusive Relationship Safety Plan
➞ How To Help Your Children
 How To Browse The Web Safely If You Are Worried About An Abuser Checking Your Internet History



Recommended Reading List — Books: 

Self-Protection: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Author: Lundy Bancroft

Self-Protection: The Gift of Fear
Author: Gavin de Becker

Self-Protection: Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People
Author: Joe Navarro

Self-Protection: Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Author: Robert D. Hare

Self-Protection: Games People Play
Author: Eric Berne

Self-Protection: In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
Author: George K. Simon

Childhood Trauma: Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, Or Self-Involved Parents
Author: Lindsay C. Gibson

Childhood Trauma: Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children
Authors: Connie Dawson and Jean Illsley Clarke

Childhood Trauma: It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle Author: Mark Wolynn

Self-Improvement/Healing: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
Authors: Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Self-Improvement/Healing: The Art of Saying No
Author: Damon Zahariades

Self-Improvement/Healing: Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty
Author: Aziz Gazipura

Self-Improvement/Healing: Codependent No More
Author: Melody Beattie

Self-Improvement/Healing: Beyond Codependency
Author: Melody Beattie

Self-Improvement/Healing: Women Who Love Too Much
Author: Robin Norwood

Personal Development: The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg

Personal Development: Daring Greatly
Author: Brené Brown

Personal Development: Getting Things Done
Author: David Allen

Personal Development: Highly Intuitive People: 7 Right-Brain Traits to Change the Lives of Intuitive-Sensitive People
Author: Heidi Sawyer

Personal Development: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author: Stephen Covey

Personal Development: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Author: Marie Kondo

Historical/Educational: Women Who Launch: Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings
Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Historical/Educational: Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women
Author: Deborah Coughlin

Historical/Educational: Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 Years Of The Best Journalism By Women
Author: Eleanor Mills

Historical/Educational: In Praise Of Difficult Women
Author: Karen Karbo

Historical/Educational: Women & Power: A Manifesto
Author: Mary Beard

Historical/Educational: The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Biography
Author: Susan B. Katz

Historical/Educational: The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion
Author: Gloria Steinem


Recommended Reading List — Online Publications:

Staying Safe Online: A DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity
Staying Safe Online: How-To Strengthen Your Passwords So They're Harder To Crack
Staying Safe Online: Woman Targeted By Con Artist On Dating Site
Staying Safe Online: Cover Your Tracks Online From An Abuser

Financial Protection: What Survivors Wish You Knew About Financial Abuse
Financial Protection: Are You A Victim Of Financial Abuse?
Financial Protection: Financial Assistance/Resource List for Abuse Survivors

Self-Defense: Setting Healthy Boundaries
Self-Defense: The Triangle of Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor - What It Is and How To Get Out
Self-Defense: There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Empathy
Self-Defense: These 7 Traits Make You Vulnerable To Manipulation

Recognizing Abuse: Here's How To Spot If You're Being Gaslighted
Recognizing Abuse: DARVO -- Understand The Strategy Of Reversing Blame
Recognizing Abuse: 14 Signs Of Psychological and Emotional Manipulation
Recognizing Abuse: How To Spot And Stop Manipulators
Recognizing Abuse: 7 "Pickup Artist" Techniques To Look Out For
Recognizing Abuse: Is My Loved One Depressed Or Manipulative?