Oct 17

Me Too

I’m crying for all my friends and family, and perfect strangers, who are bravely standing up to say “me too” today. And for those who aren’t in a place where they can speak up, we are here for you too.

Every year or so, a high profile celebrity is outed as a serial sexual predator. …

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Oct 17

She took my advice, and for that I am ashamed.

She told me what happened and that she was thinking of reporting the man who was harassing her. I believed her, and I told her so. I gave her the names of some people at the firm who had been supportive of me.
And I told her not to report it.
I told her it was pointless, that the firm would not support her and the only outcome would be a damaged career.
She took my advice, and for that I am ashamed.

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Oct 12

Follow up to a Story: There is no perfect healing

I always imagined trauma was like being followed. Every once in a while you’ll pull far enough ahead of the lights, just to see them catch up again. Except in this case, I feel that when it’s really close, I’m splayed out on the pavement, the high beams blinding me with those gnarly details again. 

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Oct 03

Friends can break your heart, too: A story of betrayal

Finding a support system when dealing with any type of trauma or emotional battle can be very hard and, at times, exhausting. Especially after something as violating as sexual assault, it can be terrifying to open up about it to even one person, even if they are someone you are closest with. Fortunately, many of …

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Sep 18

Title IX and Survivors On Campuses

There’s been much debate on Betsy DeVos’ new statements about needing to “reform Title IX” in universities across the United States. It is no secret that DeVos primarily met with only the “accused” (cough rapists cough) instead of listening to survivors and their experiences. DeVos came forward and made statements that the “accused” are not …

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