I am proud to announce that I have taken a position on their board, and we've been working pretty much around the clock over the last few days to get everything ready for the announcement. So far, my hand in the process has been to update their masthead, badges, and navigational link text. Check out the new look:
In the words of our founder, and now Executive Director, Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz:
Back in February 2009 when Violence UnSilenced launched it was immediately embraced by the personal blogging community, finding new readers along the way and evolving into a rich network committed to awareness, healing and change. VU came from us, easily, organically, because we genuinely cared about each other. Because we had stories to share, and because we understood the power in speaking out. This is an important distinction to me because VU has always been first and foremost by the people, for the people. It has been about the survivors and the storytelling. Period. That tenet, the core of our mission, will never change.Come share in the Violence UnSilenced relaunch, support our survivors, and share your own story. The water's warm, and we'd be thrilled to have you.
I don’t have words to describe how exciting this is, and I’m looking forward to sharing more about all the possibilities the new non-profit status and my new role as Executive Director will afford. For now, know that the mission remains the same and the people fostering this evolution are wholly aligned with said mission. I feel so confident in this group, and so charged up about what the board and the community will be able to do together in service to Violence UnSilenced.