A Woman’s Hands

A Woman's Hands Some days in this world there are women who find themselves in need of a mother, a sister, a friend. Desiring a safe place to turn to A gentle hand to hold As the liquid courage coursing under skin Falls from their eyes No amount of soap can erase the dirt No … Continue reading A Woman’s Hands

‘Some Serious Shit’: A Poem From a Survivor

Two months after I wrote this poem, I was sexually assaulted. Metanoia was the last thing on my mind. It was the finals week of my Winter Quarter 2013. Nineteen days before my 22nd birthday. I went into survivor mode. I pretended everything was normal. Inside, I wanted to crawl out of myself.

What To Do as a Listener: Healing After Sexual Assault

A sexual assault survivor shares her story and wisdom: Journal entry on March 9th, 2014 Today is March 9th, 2014. It is exactly one year ago today that I was roofied and raped. Each month I took note that I was getting closer to this day and I wondered how I would handle it. Truth be … Continue reading What To Do as a Listener: Healing After Sexual Assault

The Numbers Behind Sexual Assault Should Make You Angry

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Numbers are important, but the individuals and stories behind the numbers are what we should start speaking about. For more information, visit the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

“Please stop..I need to sober up”: Taking Risks after Sexual Assault

April is sexual assault awareness month. We asked a survivor to share their story as a rape survivor. They consented on the condition of total anonymity and no member of Project Ava will do anything to compromise that agreement. This story is shared in the spirit that it will stir discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault … Continue reading “Please stop..I need to sober up”: Taking Risks after Sexual Assault