Cleaning Out Your Fridge (Advice for Survivors of Abuse)

“I thought I dealt with the abuse. I went 10, 20, 30 years without issue so why is it coming up now?” This is a common statement from survivors, especially those of us in the ‘older generations’ who were not as comfortable as the new generation in ‘therapy’ and blogging and posting our feelings and inner struggles for the world to empathize or judge. 1,029 more words


TWENTY: a birthday essay

I found myself more reflective this year than in the past. TWENTY FEELS WEIRD.

And let’s just get out of the way that the second time I was raped revolved entirely around my birthday last year. 1,947 more words

Sexual Assault Awareness

A promise to our sons

I’m sharing this video to spread awareness about rape culture. The only way to change this, is to educate yourself, your children, your family etc. We have to make a promise to teach our son’s to be different, teach them how to love and respect women.  39 more words

Domestic Violence Awareness


“You may have read the poignant & powerful, CNN front-page story of cancer patient Brittany Maynard, 29, who has scheduled her death for Nov. 1? 897 more words

Sexual Assault Awareness

Thoughts on Tuft's Title IX Teach-in and "The Gray Area"

On October 3rd, Tufts held an eight hour teach-in about Title IX, full of panels and workshops covering the history of Title IX, sexual assault statistics and the language of consent, trans* student rights, and the other ways in which colleges and universities can address sexual assault on campus. 1,308 more words



“Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

“Erika stole the cookie from the cookie jar!”

“Who, me?”

“Yes, You!”

“Couldn’t be.”

“Then who?”

I remember when I  789 more words

Sexual Assault Awareness

obligatory introduction

Oh, World Wide Web, what would we do without you? Your contents are vulgar, demanding, and immediate. Others are delightful, productive (Pinterest, you’re delightfully unproductive), useful, and creative. 549 more words

Sexual Assault Awareness