Misogynist Women Keep Rape Culture Alive

  I suppose my expectations were higher for her. I low key expected a man to downplay the experience. To imply that it was my fault and to list all the reasons why being in that room, with that person, was enough to warrant the violation that would forever change the trajectory of my life. …

From Rage to Rest and Back Again: The Importance of Self Care in the Face of Injustice

  Here’s my truth: I don’t do tragedy very well. Not my own and definitely not the calamities of others. There’s something about heartbreak and injustice, death and destruction that breaks my heart over and over and over again. As somewhat of a depressive, these kinds of events can send me to the extremes of …

Now or Never? Bearing Witness to the Complicated Relationship Between Truth and Time for Women Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

16 years ago, I was raped. I told one "friend" (the cousin of the man who did it) right afterward and she told me it was my fault. It took me another seven years to tell my mom. I never told the police or anyone else for many, many years besides my husband. Does the …