"...I was becoming more and more restless. Striving for what I could not find. Looking to the only constant, or familiar thing I had. Ana seemed to be my only respite. The only place that I felt safe."
"...Bad men smile so wide they will swallow you And you, you will convince yourself you asked him to..."
"I’m not saying the water can’t be cloudy. I’m just saying: we are under no obligation to swim through it."
"When my rapist showed up under the "People You May Know" tab on Facebook, it felt like the closest to the crime scene I’ve ever been..."
"...When you stand up here and call rape something else, It sounds a lot like when he called rape something else, Except instead of art he called it love."
As a sexual assault survivor, Meghan Trainor's song, "No" is infuriating. Here's why.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been me.” Fernando Pessoa
"Your hands dripped with my own blood..."
Several misconceptions exist about sexual assault. These misconceptions often shift responsibility and blame from the assailant to the victim. Understanding the misconceptions surrounding sexual assault may help you in your recovery. What happened to you was a crime. You are not to blame for the assailant’s behavior.
My present journey, and how it's going. Also, how I am doing, frustrations about recovery, and hindering statements.