Speaking at Take Back The Night rally, April 2010

I am a professional martial arts and women’s self defense instructor and a sexual assault prevention activist. This blog is intended to be a resource for women and girls (and their male allies) to find information about feeling physically, emotionally and psychologically safe and empowered. Check regularly for current events analysis, stories, interviews, safety tips and more!

Have something to say? Please e-mail me at atmurphy[at]villarismadison[dot]com with questions, comments, stories of your experiences. I look forward to hearing from you!

One Response to “About”


  1. - April 15, 2011

    [...] great to see the importance of empowerment echoed in her ‘About’ page, as well as her recognition that self defense is about much more than just physical techniques, [...]

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