It hardly seems enough to dedicate just one week to say “thank you” to the many volunteers who make a difference at nonprofits around the country. The Montrose Center volunteers are some of the most talented folks on the planet, and we’re extra-grateful for your generosity.
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Montrose Center are focusing on for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is the social climate that allows for sex to be a weapon. Various studies connect power and control with gender roles, which is something we are very familiar with in our community.
Reactions to a disaster vary from person to person. Some people immerse themselves in the media coverage. Some become reclusive, while others become uncharacteristically talkative. Some feel numb or paralyzed by fear. Some are relieved because it didn’t happen to them. Some donate blood or raise money for the victims. Some pray. Some are quick to cast blame. Some are angry. All of those responses are justified and normal, and many of us will probably go through several different stages in the days and weeks ahead.
Pictures of who we are and who we represent make for a diverse, inclusive community, and those images go a long way in terms of reducing the shame we often carry with the labels we wear. We thank all the good people associated with Bunnies on the Bayou for supporting inclusivity.