Kadir’s Journey of Heartbreak and Healing

Growing up in Turkey, Kadir* hid his identity as a gay man to his conservative family and most friends in his circle. He even dated girls publicly to hide his sexuality – he says, “I never came out to my family or other friends because of fear that they would reject me, or that it could become public knowledge [...]

Kadir’s Journey of Heartbreak and Healing2022-05-17T08:43:42-07:00

Reflection: VAWA Reauthorization and Continued Violence Against Asian Women

  March 16, 2022 was a bittersweet day. It was a day to celebrate the Reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2022 but also a day which marked the one-year anniversary of the killing of eight individuals which included six Asian women in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. As an attorney, I am thankful for the Reauthorization of [...]

Reflection: VAWA Reauthorization and Continued Violence Against Asian Women2022-03-22T13:57:41-07:00

Liliana’s Story: Breaking Free from Cycles of Abuse

When Liliana* was seventeen she met Ricardo* – a neighbor that would later become her husband and change her life. Having grown up in Mexico in a lonely household with an abusive mother, Liliana found what she needed in Ricardo’s company – love, respect and a way to avoid being home. It seemed like life with him could be everything [...]

Liliana’s Story: Breaking Free from Cycles of Abuse2020-03-23T11:10:12-07:00

Volunteer Attorney Secures Legal Protection for Gabriela and Her Children

Over a decade ago, Gabriela* and her two children moved from Mexico to San Diego.  After settling in their new home, she started dating a man she had met at work named Nick*.  The relationship, however, quickly became one of manipulation and abuse. He was increasingly jealous and his quick temper created a hostile environment for Gabriela. “If he asked [...]

Volunteer Attorney Secures Legal Protection for Gabriela and Her Children2020-03-23T09:28:56-07:00

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