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Apr. 1, 2021
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: an event intended to create space for survivors’ voices, shed light on the insidious nature of sexual violence and amplify calls to action. But this month-long focus on sexual assault can be painful for survivors.
“We have all these events and opportunities to dialogue and create awareness…
Eyes slowly peel awake to reveal more darkness than light, it’s one of those mornings when it feels like it’s midnight, the blinking red evidence of my 5:30AM alarm is confusing me.
As my eyes adjust to the semi-glow slowly seeping through the edges of my blinds, I pull the sheet back and get a quick chill…
Unthinkable loss and insurmountable grief were felt across the country when the news broke of the death of Daisy Coleman, an outspoken high school sexual assault survivor who went on to create Safe Bae an organization dedicated to educating other high school students on consent and sexual assault…
It’s one of those perfect days when the sun is casting its brilliance and holding court in a crystal-blue sky.
The last hold of winter evaporates on my deck as spring is declaring its rightful, albeit late, place on the calendar.
It’s May, and it has been a long and strange transition from season to season. I am venturing out for my weekly grocery run.
I roll down the windows as Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” comes on the radio. I turn it up and embrace that amazing feeling of driving with the windows down for the first time in months, cool air on my face and all the promises of warm weather…
This post first appeared on Caron.org and was written as a guest writer in their blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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