When I Give a Talk About Rape

When I Give a Talk About Rape

Last fall, I gave a keynote address about sexual violence at a fundraiser. Giving the keynote was a wonderful experience. Before I wrote my talk, though, I had to sit down and write this essay (essay?) below—all of my thoughts about what it feels like, about...
Why Didn’t She Run? Why Didn’t She Scream?

Why Didn’t She Run? Why Didn’t She Scream?

:: CW. Because even with all of the essays on sexual assault that I’ve written and published over the years, there’s still one story that I haven’t told. But with Epstein’s ugly face everywhere, I need to tell it, now. CW: rape, child rape, sexual assault. I’ve always...
My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

:: Sometimes I suffer. Sometimes being me hurts, a lot. But that’s all part of my story. Stop trying to take away my story. It’s hard to write about depression when you are depressed. I’ve had depression many times. Yet it wasn’t until the most...