Anonymous Story: It Was My Ex-husband

Anonymous Story: It Was My Ex-husband

My story. 14 months later.
I think every rape victim at some point tells themselves "maybe I asked for this", "maybe I did deserve this", "I could've fought harder", "did I lead him on?"
Well, I do at least…

Harper’s Story: Letter to a Victim Blamer

Harper’s Story: Letter to a Victim Blamer

You want to believe he was just being selfish, imperfect. That this was somehow an acceptable pushing of boundaries. You want to normalize relationship violence because you love him. Then turn around and discuss what it means to be a feminist as if you are one. You want to act as if you care about victims of rape, of abuse, but you don’t. Not really. Your actions have proven that.

It’s on Us. All of Us.

Fellow blogger Elizabeth emailed the WYR team in the past few days to see how we were all doing. The Stanford Rapist case has hit us all hard. It hit us hard because it is the same story, the same

A Letter to my Rapist

A Letter to my Rapist

I don't want an apology because I know you're not sorry. I know you'd do it again. I know you did.
But there is one thing…
Say your own name. Own what you did. Admit you raped me.
Or just wait, wondering when I will.

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Any major trauma will split your life into two – before and after. Everything falls away and you’re left with the reality that life as you know it is over, and everything is different now. Everything you thought you knew or