We know that the topics of this anthology will be triggering for some, and surprising for others.

This list is a work in progress of resources that have helped some of us at different moments in our lives. That being said, some of these resources may be triggering in and of themselves. 

Prison Abolition and/or Activism:

Black and Pink: supporting our LGBTQ family in prison

Critical Resistance: is a national (US based) organization dedicated to opposing the expansion of the prison industrial complex.

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons: prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. 

No One Is Illegal: is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. (From the Toronto link)

Prison Activist Resource Center: PARC is a prison abolitionist group based on Oakland, California committed to exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and classism of the Prison Industrial Complex. 

Prison Justice: In Support of Prisoners and Prison Justice Activism in Canada

Voices From the Cracks: This blog is a project that with the purpose of allowing prisoners to express themselves in the public sphere. 

Women + Prison: A website, installation + zine created entirely from the work + lives of America's incarcerated women. 


Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Y. Davis.

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Nat Smith and Eric A. Stanley

Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex, edited by Julia Sudbury

Prison/Culture, edited by Rebeka Rodriguez, Mark Dean Jonson, Steve Dickison, Kevin B. Chen, and Sharon Bliss

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix, edited by Lois Ahrens

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, by Victoria Law

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence:

Project Unbreakable: The Beginning of Healing Through Art, "Grace uses photography to help heal sexual abuse survivors by photographing them with posters that hold quotes from their attackers."

Rape Culture 101, by Melissa McEwan blogging at Shakesville 

Stop Prisoner Rape: is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. 

StoryTelling & Organizing Project (STOP): is a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence.

Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha