Who’s Crazier? Me for Singing About a Coma…or NBC’s Today Show for Writing It?

Are you near New York on June 30th? Maybe you can tell me if I’m completely insane. “I’m performing a show about my life next week!” “Oh yeah? What’s it about?” “Uh…there’s a discount code?” “Uh…[panics] watch my TEDx Talk? [hands out postcard, runs in other direction]” I’ve been having …

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Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?

Originally published on Humans.media on May 15, 2017 By RACHEL THOMPSON. The answer isn’t as easy as you think. At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation …

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Set the Expectation: Violence Against Women Is Never OK

Originally published on Change.Org on May 8, 2017 By Maria Ruiz. Almost a year ago, I started this petition in response to a horrible injustice I learned about. Today, we have created a community of 1.3 million people who are fighting to stop sexual assault and protect survivors. I try …

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Believe Survivors

Surviving sexual assault is sometimes only the first part of a long ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be this way. When Grace Watkins went to the hospital after she was raped at 18 by a Notre Dame student while his friends photographed the assault, she was told that it …

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