Friday, December 03, 2010
Making it visceral
Hat-tip to Jaclyn Friedman for alerting me to this. It's Friday, today was my last day of class, I'm totally mentally spent and I have exams in two weeks. Sorry I didn't have much of my own to contribute here this week, but Jaclyn found this amazing, powerful website: 16 Impacts of Sexual Assault. Written by a survivor, the blog covers her experiences facing her assault. It may be triggering. It's powerful, and it's necessary for allies like myself who want to do this work to remember all of the manifold ways sexual assault can affect a survivor's life. For anyone trying to get a better sense of empathy (I say better because I believe that non-survivors probably can't completely understand what a survivor experiences) for survivors, this is the place to find it.