The language found on this page is written by OSAPR staff with the intention of contextualizing terms used in our work. Many of the terms have complicated, nuanced language in an attempt to provide greater clarity around these issues. Our lives are messy and complex, and there are a multitude of ways to conceptualize an experience of violence, harm or oppression. At OSAPR, it is our philosophy to use current, accurate language, even if it is not what is most familiar. We do this with an insistence on teaching toward the world we desire to live in.
Definitions from the Harvard policy are explored in depth here.
“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
― Audre Lorde