INTERVIEW: Channel 4 News "I felt unable to identify my experiences as rape... It carries such stigma and shame." This filmmaker has collected frank accounts of rape and sexual assault from 100 young women she knows.
REVIEW: @BOOKISHBRONTE If you can, I urge you to read this book. It’s heart wrenching, uncomfortable and harrowing, but it’s also important. It’s important because it shows how the majority of the victims blame themselves, how most didn’t even know that it was sexual assault at the time, and how, in some cases, they were told that they were ‘asking for it’. The rape culture that has people feeling it’s
REVIEW: BOOKS THAT MATTER 100 Women I Know is a much needed read for our society. A book which can encourage more women and girls to speak out against sexual violence.
REVIEW: JULIETSLIBRARY The other title I wanted to highlight is 100 Women I Know from @brkthehbt. It’s a collection of real-life stories from women who have experienced sexual abuse, and I think it’s such a heartbreaking and incredibly important book.
REVIEW: @DOONZ___I read this book in one sitting. One page after the other - in awe at how strong the beautiful women are as they shared their heartbreaking stories of rape. It only takes one sexual assault, one rape, one domestic abuse to cause a permanent trauma in ones life. I urge you to build relationships with the women in your life, be it your sisters, mother(s), friends, coworkers. Have a coffee and talk. Build relationships and not barriers between you and the next women that may need you.
REVIEW: ARTFUL READER I finished this book the other day, after making my way through it slowly, and I've been trying to gather my thoughts. Those testimonies have been decontructed and put in an order of themes, to highlight a bigger pattern. All of which is well thought through and respectfully done should be noted. Reading it is difficult, but vital, because of what it brings up. We need to continue to bear witness and open up a space to talk about these things. Breaking the circle of shame, stop the victim blaming.
REVIEW: READINGRUBYSimply delving into the, sometimes drastically, different stories of 100 different women’s experiences with sexual assault, abuse and rape was mind opening. We need more education on the topic and more literature addressing these issues.
REVIEW: WILDLING GIRLThis is such a powerful and brave book. A very important read. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and horror that these women have gone through. I am in awe of their bravery, for finding the courage to speak up. And since it’s Sexual Assault Awareness month, I am encouraging you all to read this book and read their stories.