Survivor Story: Learning to Cope

Survivor Story: Learning to Cope

Jul 27

Learning to Cope By: Anonymous I chose to write this message as a letter addressed to the guy who brought this upon me. His real name is not used in my story. I want you to know that this is incredibly hard for me to write. Trying to find words to express how I feel is outright impossible. I don’t even want to deal with these feelings and I want nothing to do with you. I’ve always considered...

Survivor Poem: Imagine Fists

Survivor Poem: Imagine Fists

Jul 14

Imagine Fists By: Kayla Catalano uncolored, sit, imagine fists a line led us from birth to this seal this truth, this girl, amiss my night terrors, your call, your kiss there are ways to live there is advice to give “it was not your fault” this wound, your salt half-words now mist alight, my wrist you taught me this i will make no fist oh, black-blue haze what an empty gaze this boy...

The Daily Show: The Fault In Our Schools

The Daily Show: The Fault In Our Schools

Jun 30

This week the Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams gave us some safety tips for avoiding party fouls/sexual assault, depending on your gender. At several points Williams becomes exhausted explaining everything college women need to keep in mind on an average evening out. There’s an interesting moment when Klepper guiltily apologizes to Williams for everything women need...

Survivor Poem: Fighter

Survivor Poem: Fighter

Jun 20

By: Jaime Garner My spine tenses, bends I curl, I grab my knees I can’t quite breathe air is caught in my lungs like a tick web of hot cotton. I scan the room and wonder how quickly I could undo the locks. This is fear. This is the animal you made me. This is the instinctual darkness you pushed me into. What makes me really burn is that you keep coming back, like we’re some...

Survivor Testimony: Gory Chapters of Life

Survivor Testimony: Gory Chapters of Life

Jun 05

Gory Chapters of Life By: Anonymous, Akron I have debated whether this chapter should exist, and I have decided it would be best not to put this experience on paper. Yet here I am, writing about things I wish were forgotten. For a longtime I have ignored this incident, stuffing it into my subconscious. To me, the matter was too threatening and shameful to confront directly. I am writing this...

Nuns Fight Child Prostitution During World Cup

Nuns Fight Child Prostitution During World Cup

May 25

In the wake of the World Cup, a large network of religious orders fighting human trafficking will work to bring awareness to child prostitution in Brazil. Large sporting events like the Superbowl or the World Cup are often hyper-masculine spaces with an excessive amount of drinking and violence. There is minimal regulation put in place to protect vulnerable populations and the host cities often...

Survivor Poem: Window Pain

Survivor Poem: Window Pain

May 11

By: Anonymous, Boston, MA   You shook my world You held me down You made me lie You drew tears from my eyes And made me promise To keep your secret To protect your life To give you a future To keep you safe To look away To forget the face you burned into me But its just to much All the things you dream All the things you want All the things you need Take Take Take Thats all you did You took what...

Hollywood’s Leading Men on Sexual Assault

Hollywood’s Leading Men on Sexual Assault

Apr 30

After a speech Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House introduced their new PSA about sexual assault starring Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill, as well as the President and Vice...