Bearing the Untold: Why We Need to Hear Stories of Sexual Assault

It’s a gray, rainy afternoon at the School of the Art Institute. A woman excitedly taps me on the shoulder, “Is it OK if I touch them?” She gestures to my books on display. “Please!” I say. “That’s what they’re there for.” For anyone else this interaction might seem odd, but I’ve gotten used to […]

What to Do in a Domestic Violence Situation: A Guide for Survivors and Supporters

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Ms. Blog will be publishing a series of posts detailing the impact of domestic violence, including personal essays and more, throughout the month. If you are reading these words, then you’ve been affected by domestic violence. For some of you, these words immediately ring true. They speak to memories or […]

The Woman in the Glass Case in the Window

If you had asked me what I did over the weekend and I explained I had spent 12 hours contorted inside a glass display case the size of a tree stump in the ATA gallery window on Valencia Street in San Francisco, you’d probably say I was crazy. After all, this is not generally speaking […]

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