Untold Stories of Domestic Abuse Survivors in Pima County

Untold Stories of Domestic Abuse Survivors in Pima County

Challenging our assumptions about domestic abuse survivors and their experiences can create a community of support and safety

Beverly’s Story

The piece below, written by Beverly Gooden, was originally published by the Today Show in 2014. Gooden is the creator of the #whyistayed movement, which began after the “why doesn’t she leave” question was repeatedly asked of Janay Rice, after a video surfaced of her husband, Ray Rice (formerly of the Baltimore Ravens), physically assaulting Janay.

No Time to Say Goodbye

Mark Flanigan recounts the experience of supporting his dear friend Mitsu who died by suicide one day after disclosing to him that she was in an abusive relationship.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Written by April Ignacio, a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the founder of Indivisible Tohono, a grassroots community organization that provides opportunities for civic engagement and education beyond voting for members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. She is a fierce advocate for women, a mother of five and an artist.

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Learn more about Emerge's mission.

Cultural As Folk

Big Jim Griffith, the famed folklorist who has made a career of studying the unique blend of cultures in Baja Arizona and Sonora. At 84, he has just published his ninth book, Saints, Statues and Stories: A Folklorist Looks at the Religious Art of Sonora, gleaned from years of travel in the Mexican state that is Arizona’s neighbor.

Bite-Sized Culture

October in Tucson means it’s time for one of the most beloved—not to mention tasty—events of the year: the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival. Every year, Tucson Meet Yourself focuses on bringing the community together through folklife traditions, such as cultural dances, art, music and food.

Living Legends

For our final introductory story, we move to the town of Aconchi on the Río Sonora, where the mission church once contained a life-sized crucifix with a black corpus, known both as Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas (Our Lord of Esquipulas, a Guatemalan devotion) and El Cristo Negro de Aconchi (The Black Christ of Aconchi; Griffith 1995, 87–108).

Shameless Self Promotion

Under the leadership of publisher Jason Joseph and executive editor Jim Nintzel, Tucson Weekly and the Tucson Local Media family of publications brought home 29 awards in this year’s Arizona Newspapers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest and Excellence in Advertising competition, including 10 first-place awards.

Facing Cancer Without Insurance

The road to a cancer diagnosis and through cancer treatment is often something like being in a pinball machine moving in slow motion. Without insurance, there’s the added obstacle of figuring out how to pay for all of this.

A Guiding Hand

Through their Reach to Recovery program, ACS recruits breast cancer survivors across the country to work as volunteers. Based on information about their diagnosis, treatments and other characteristics, the volunteers are matched with current breast cancer patients, whom they schedule meetings with to discuss the patients’ issues and provide support from a person who has experienced it.

Capes of strength

A new exhibition at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics is turning medical equipment into empowerment for local cancer patients.

Big Strides

Today, there are 3.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States. Due to an increase in awareness, prevention methods, mammograms and free screenings, more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before!

Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here are several events this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.

Pride and Joy

History runs deep at this year’s Tucson Pride, and not just because this year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which are widely regarded as the catalyst for the modern fight for gay rights in the United States. More than a festival, for 2019, Tucson Pride is expanding into education and historic preservation.

The Most Traditional Family You've Ever Met

The perfect gay lifestyle, as far as Steve Zeidman was concerned when he came out in 1989, involved a condo, a boyfriend and a golden retriever. “That,” he says, “was sort of a complete gay family.”

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Staff Pick Events

  • Downtown United Against Hunger Halloween party @ Bar Passe

    • Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20
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  • Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

    • Mondays, Saturdays No charge. Donations appreciated.
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  • Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Popular Events

  • Downtown United Against Hunger Halloween party @ Bar Passe

    • Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20
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  • Cops and Rodders Car Show 2019 @ Kino Veterans Memorial Sports Complex

    • Sat., Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free
  • Mini Psychic Fair @ Church of Mankind

    • Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free

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    • Well said Bob. Yes this is the most bs fake article on unconstitutional privacy by…

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