Category - Guest Posts

20
Jun

Indian Social Enterprise Empowers Women – Includes Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

By Prateek Modi | Guest Blogger “You thought I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger…  …You thought I’d be broke without you, but I’m richer. Thought I would be helpless without you, but I’m smarter. You thought I would die without you, but I’m living.” – Survivor, Destiny’s Child     ‘Empowerment’ starts with realizing …

18
Sep

To the Young Man Who Raped Our Daughter at College:

Tonic Immobility. We bet you do not know what that is. If you did, you would know that our daughter’s temporary paralysis was a result of you sexually assaulting her. To freeze was her response for the sake of survival when faced with the fear and physical restraint you put on her. We think you …

12
Sep

Linked: Sexual violence, mental health, & substance abuse

**Warning – the following guest post contains discussion and/or mention of: sexual violence and methods of sexual violence (grooming, threatening), mental health (including suicide, eating disorders, depression, PTSD, and anxiety), and substance abuse.** Sexual abuse and assault (sexual violence) are frequently at the root of a range of psychiatric disorders. Mental health challenges for survivors …