Every so often, I have occasion to speak publicly about being a survivor of sexual violence, about my rapes. Woah, rapes? I think the word and hit backspace in my brain: quick, delete the “s.” Rape. That sounds better. Continue reading
Survivors of sexual assault share their stories. TRIGGER WARNING: These stories may contain explicit descriptions of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, and other forms of personal violation that may be triggering for survivors of sexual violence.
When you go out at night, you tend to know most of the people there and you recognize the rest. There are no nightclubs and there is certainly no fear of someone slipping rufilin into your locally brewed beer. Continue reading
I’ve never felt more like a liar than the times I have talked about sexual assault and rape. I’ve never felt more vulnerable, alone, silenced – not in the process of being assaulted, but in the aftermath when I told my family and friends. Continue reading
I was raped my freshman year of college, reported it that night, and then went through a grueling, terrible, 9-month … Continue reading
I was raped when I was in college at the University of Iowa. At the time, I did not consider … Continue reading