I Believe You. It’s Not Your Fault.

Even just typing those words in the title has left me with a feeling of such relief that I struggle to convey it.

For every person who nods her head knowingly when you recount a story of street harassment, there is someone who scoffs. For every anonymous stranger on the Internet who stars or likes a painful comment you shared out of sympathy and understanding, there is someone who will never believe let alone understand. For every moment of commiseration and loyalty and strange comradery that you can find when you tell the world about your pain, there is this feeling that you shouldn’t be allowed to. That your grief and confusion means something is wrong with you, rather than that there is something wrong with the world.

But I believe you. And it’s not your fault. Read More I Believe You. It’s Not Your Fault.

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

Unbreakable: A Photography Project for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Assault

[This post and the links in this post contain images and text which can be triggering to victims and survivors of sexual abuse and rape.] This week, Project Unbreakable came to my attention. Grace Brown, a 19-year old woman from New York, started photographing survivors and victims of sexual abuse who are holding up signs with things their attackers said to them during said abuse. She began posting the pictures online and soon people asked if they could submit their own photos. Read More Unbreakable: A Photography Project for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Assault