Episode: Amita Swadhin


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Amita Swadhin

In this conversation between Amita Swadhin and Caitlin Breedlove, we dive into choosing relationships and interdependence, building community and healing networks and the frequent failure of organizations to deal with and support folks who have experienced trauma and violence nor commit to building systemic solutions. This important conversation includes details about childhood sexual assault.

Amita Swadhin is a queer, non-binary, femme South Asian American. They are an alchemist, storyteller, educator, organizer and strategist who channels their experience of surviving childhood rape and family violence into efforts to end rape culture and other forms of oppression. In 2016, they founded the National Mirror Memoirs project, centering LGBTQI+ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. There are 60 storytellers across 15 states in the initial audio archive.

Learn more about, support and share Mirror Memoirs fundraising page to support this crucial work.

referenced in this episode

Mirror Memoirs Oral History Project

How you can support Mirror Memoirs

Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Queering Sexual Violence: An anthology edited by Jennifer Patterson and with a foreword by Reina Gossett



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