October 24, 2014
Molly Boeder Harris is the founder and Executive Director of the BREATHE Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people who have survived sexual violence find holistic healers who offer their mind-body-spirit services on a sliding scale. Convinced that post-traumatic stress needs to be resolved not just in the brain but also in embodied healing modalities, she works as a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor and recently earned a certification in somatic experiencing.
Her blog entries tell stories of resilience and healing, including an (trigger warning) alternatingly heart-wrenching and life-affirming account of sitting for a Pegasus tattoo that signified her own recovery from a stranger’s attack, while the radio in the tattoo shop played the same song she heard when she’d been raped.
Harris holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and a Master’s certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies with an emphasis in transnational feminism from DePaul University. She has served as the Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Southern Oregon University, a professional medical and legal advocate at a rape crisis center, and a bilingual children’s advocate.