At the The HEAL Project, we work to prevent and end childhood sexual abuse (CSA) through healing the wounds of sexual oppression and embracing sexual liberation.
As a media education organization, we are invested in shifting the culture of sexual violence by bringing awarenss to systemic root causes of CSA. CSA is too often siloed in efforts to prevent sexual violence on the false basis that it is a rare atrocity committed by a few troubled individuals. In fact, CSA is a domestic epidemic impacting children of all genders – especially the most marginalized children – facilitating a public health crisis, which is the increased likelihood of life-long repeat victimhood of sexual and domestic violence for survivors.
The HEAL Project was founded in 2016 by Mx. Ignacio G Hutía Xeiti Rivera, M.A., a cultural sociologist with expertise in sexual trauma and healing, to bridge CSA prevention with the larger movement to end gender-based violence, and break generational cycles of sexual harm by educating parents, healing survivors, and transforming the culture of sex itself.