ESTEEM: A Fashion Show Benefiting the Elisa Project

September 16, 2016

Tomorrow morning Darlington and I will appear in our first fashion show together! I couldn’t be more excited because not only will I get to share with her something I’ve been doing since I was sixteen years old, but it’s part of a...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: HEART

July 13, 2016

“I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart.” — Emily Austen A few weeks ago, like many of you, I saw Fox Sports reporter Emily Austen “trying to be funny” on a Facebook Live video while appearing on the broadcast of “The Rundown” on...

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Priya’s Latest Endeavor: Mahila

March 11, 2016

This is likely not the first or last time you’ll see me write about how supporting and empowering women is a priority to me. Whether it’s through my work here on Model Behaviors, philanthropic or female based projects and events, or...

Bulaong’s Experience of Color of Violence 4

April 23, 2015

As we continue to witness violence against women of color, queer people, transgender people, Black people, and other non-Black people of color, the Color of Violence 4 (COV4) conference in Chicago last month served as a space to be in...

50 Shades of Abusive Relationship Dynamics

February 19, 2015

On Sunday, like many other people, I went to see “50 Shades of Grey.” Over Valentine’s weekend, the film made over $90 million, a box office record for the opening weekend. I have to admit, I never read the books, didn’t...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 23, 2015

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I talked with Phoenix’s Vice Mayor Jim Waring after a meeting on the subject to learn more about the Compass Plan. This innovative plan is tasked with creating a safe environment...

Educate Yourself: Rape on College Campuses

November 21, 2014

The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically...

These Kids Are Victims

November 7, 2014

When a thirty-year-old has sex with a fourteen-year-old, in every state in the nation, it’s a form of rape. Not only will the thirty-year-old face felony charges but also if convicted, will likely be subject to sex offender...

Carry That Weight

October 29, 2014

Did you know that today across the nation people are carrying mattresses or pillows to stand in solidarity to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence? And as Domestic Violence Awareness month comes to a close,...

By Toni