The mission of The Emotional Abuse Discussion (TEAD) is to end domestic violence by addressing the root, structural, societal, and cultural causes with a focus on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and marginalized survivors. recognize, validate, and combat the effects of emotional abuse in all forms by providing educational tools and resources necessary to identify and heal.
We seek to recognize, validate, and combat the effects of emotional abuse in all forms by providing educational tools, cultural events, and safe spaces for survivors and allies
Our Values Honesty and Transparency– We will remain honest with ourselves and speak our truth even when it is difficult.
Diversity and Inclusion - We will create a safe space for all and elevate marginalized voices, even when that means decentering ourselves. We recognize survivors of color, LGBTQIA+ survivors, and marginalized survivors face elevated rates of violence including systemic racism, patriarchy, and homophobia.
Boundaries- We will set and honor our boundaries and those of everyone around us.
Healthy relationships- We recognize that healthy relationships began with a healthy relationship with ourselves
Mutual Respect- We will always speak with respect and understanding and come from and assume good faith
I'm Chinese American. When I was experiencing DV there weren't resources that took this into account, that racism was a huge part of my story. I felt invisible.
When I founded TEAD, my goal was to help survivors like me. I wanted to create the tools I wish I had.