Tag - sexual assault survivors


Beautifully Broken

Broken Adjective: having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order Broken. Things. Things get broken. A plate left to you from your Grandmother. A necklace from your loved one. My favorite giraffe knick-knack knocked off the shelf I told my son not to run past. Broken in pieces. …


He’s a Criminal -Not a Kid Who Made a Mistake

Unless you live under a rock, you might have heard about the Stanford swimmer who raped an unconscious girl behind a dumpster. The 20-year-old’s name is Brock Allen Turner. If you know me personally, you know that I have a huge heart for sexual assault survivors. Sometimes when news stories break, I have to collect my thoughts before …


The Panic Sets In….

Yesterday, I was asked if I could – and I quote – “please stop with the posts about being raped and sexual assault in general (not the first time I’ve asked). We all get it – it happened to you. Well, I’m sorry it did, but I don’t like being reminded of it when I’m …


“It’s Not ‘Forced Heroism'”

*This was originally posted on my blog, but is being re-posted here because of the subject matter. ~Aeriel, Creator and Executive Director* Over the last three days I’ve been contemplating an article titled “The Forced Heroism of the ‘Survivor’”. One part of me is seething. The other, whether it was my days as a reporter …