This post appeared on Rookie Magazine about a month ago, but was recently brought to my attention. The article is about surviving assault, how to reach that place where one can be “OK” after a traumatic experience. Rookie’s target audience is teenage girls, and in my experience teenage girls don’t get a lot of adequate information on sexual assault, despite the fact that 1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. This post is extremely important not just for its target audience, but perhaps for anyone who has survived sexual assault. As the comments on this article show, the internet is an incredible tool for connecting people through shared experience. You can survive, and you are not alone.
Thanks to Sarah for the tip.