Lyrics by @DYLANPULVER Moving forward one story at a time If you’re reading this, you have survived, all the bad days in your life, you can survive this one as well Never apologize, for feeling how you are It’s ok, to fall apart Even after you thought that Thought that you had it under your… Continue reading You Tried & Survived
TW: Incest I have had the extreme pleasure to be a part of a weekly writers group for over twenty years. Through these years I’ve come to write about my experience of surviving incest both through non-fiction and fiction pieces. Sometimes the fiction can be just as empowering for my voice as the memories. Recently… Continue reading The Snapshot
1 gallon of Diva detergent costs $71.95. His apartment reeked of its sweet scent, clogging my pores and cutting off my airways. When I folded my clothes the morning after, the faint scent of the detergent made my stomach churn and I immediately threw up. I was visiting a friend from college in her new… Continue reading What does a pinky promise mean in terms of consent?
I was about 8 and at that time I used to live in a big house with my parents and my cousins. My oldest cousin was 12 and we never really talked to each other. One day I was alone with him and he asked me to come downstairs and then when I did he… Continue reading Survivor
We dated for a long time. He supported me the most and we were always together, like our identities merged into one. Looking back I know it as codependency. Looking back I know there were signs, but I wasn’t educated enough to see them. He made me think I was the abuser after it all… Continue reading It doesn’t matter.
One of my sexual assaults still lives in the same city as I do..in 2017; I hadn't seen him in a year. I walked out a building and he was there. My cab had just arrived. I could not let him feel he got to me. I walked to the car and got in. I… Continue reading Stronger Than You Think
I am a survivor. I don't know a lot of what happened when I was small. I only have short memories of incidents, and then it's black. I know they'll come back to haunt me someday. Especially because I want to know what happened to me. I know men, particularly my mom's boyfriends, were involved.… Continue reading Not Alone
TW: Description of sexual assault and rape included I, like many others, don’t talk about it much. I’ve always been one to deal with bad things on my own. I don’t enjoy burdening other people with the knowledge of my problems. Even just thinking about it puts a knot in my stomach and a lump… Continue reading Once Was Already Too Many Times
TW: sexual assault I'm going to begin by saying that I have moved forward by the means that made it possible for me to do so, but I encourage others to do what is best for them. It has taken a lot for me to post to here given that beyond my attacker and myself,… Continue reading Anonymous 1