We heard it for the first time at the Do Ya Hear We Festival in Chattanooga Tennessee in the summerr of 2008.
Growing up in Tennessee is like growing up anywhere else. My mom made sure I had the most regular life, the most untroubled shit possible.
Whatever school she worked at, that’s what school I went to. Not just people who just have a deep, country-sounding accent.
Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Sperling’s Best Places, this is the criteria we used: If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a link to the entire data set.
Note: We get the crime numbers from the FBI, which gets its crime numbers from the cities themselves.
Meetings are listed first in alphabetical order by city, then by day of the week, then by time of day.
If you do not find a face-to-face meeting in your area, we offer telephone and internet-based meetings.
The higher numbers don't necessarily suggest a higher rate of sexual assault, said Rebecca O' Conner, vice president for public policy at the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.
"People respond to increased reports as bad news — and of course it is bad news that this is happening — but it also means that more survivors are coming forward and reporting," she said. We are seeing numbers that demonstrate what we have known and thought to be true — that this is happening in every corner and every campus — but there has also been this push to make it known that this is something that is OK to talk about.
“My stepdad and my uncle used to rap [in a group called] Vibe Tribe. Now my stepdad helps my mom run her hair salon, helping her with marketing and promotion.
I got an older brother and sister and two little brothers. I get kinda treated like the prototype and the baby. I had heard about the Vibe Tribe—and I just didn’t know my pops was in it.
And certainly, if crime is really high, no one wants to be there at all. There might be some surprises on this list, but when you look at the unbiased data, it’s hard to argue against.