Sexual Violence Directed at Boys, The Rape of Boys, Sex Trade In Boys (HIV/AIDS)
SURVIVOR-LED AND PEER-MENTORED SAFE HOUSES SAVE VALUABLE LIVES.
WHY IS FUNDING FOR SAFE HOUSES FOR BOYS BEING CUT... OR, IN TRUTH, VIRTUALLY NON-EXISTENT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
EARLY INTERVENTION MAKES A PROFOUND DIFFERENCE TO THE QUALITY OF THE SURVIVORS' LIVES AS THEY REACH FOR THEIR ADULTHOOD, WHICH THEY KNOW CLEARLY WILL BE LIVED SURROUNDED BY COMMUNITIES THAT WILL NEVER WELCOME A BOY WITH A HISTORY OF SEXUAL ABUSE, SEX-TRAFFICKING, SURVIVAL-SEX, HIV-AIDS DEFINING INFECTIONS AND DISEASES, ETC., INTO THEIR HOMES OR THEIR LIVES...
Real Stories Gallery Foundation 501c3
SAFE HOUSE Galleries of Witness Art & Advocacy :
REAL STORIES GALLERY [real-stories-gallery.org]
SMASH STREET BOYS [smashstreetboys.org]
SHOW ME YOUR LIFE [smash-street-boys.com]
Sexualized Violence Directed at Boys, International Sex Trade in Boys. HIV/AIDS-defining infections & diseases.
How do boys survive even if they manage to reach a Safe House. It is not easy for survivors to reach for their adulthood so nearby to communities that do not welcome survivors with a history of sexwork, abuse and HIV/AIDS into their homes, or lives.
There is no funding for Safe Stable Homes for male survivors, so they do what they can to survive.
SHOW ME YOUR LIFE is an international art program created by survivors for survivors. Through harnessing their creativity, guts and today's technologies they reach their peers around the world and share their empirical knowledge to lead each other to safer places, access to medical care and trauma programs, legal counsel and legal representation.
Smash Street Boys/ Cinematheque Films/ Show Me Your Life (Real Stories Gallery Foundation 501c3) students, peer mentors and guides are allowed access to fair use art materials and mixed media in the teaching of iconic manipulation in photographic, video and film production. We have much to learn from these young people, as they stroll into our lives with their stories told so ingeniously with compassion and guts. It is not easy for anyone to speak of crimes against humanity's young in a public forum.
**Please note: No children were harmed by guides, peer mentors or students during the creation of their art and storytelling program.