In honor of survivors

March 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are one day away from our annual Take Back the Night at Georgia Tech. In honor of the survivors who are so bravely preparing to share their stories, for those who are coming in search of community, and for those who will be there to support the survivors among us, I wanted to share Sierra Demulder performing her poem, “Paper Dolls,” via Project Unbreakable (trigger warning).

If you haven’t seen Project Unbreakable, I hope you will take the time to visit. It is one of the most powerful forums for sexual violence survivors to share their stories that I have ever come across. It’s creator, Grace Brown, uses her own photographs as well as survivor submitted photographs, of survivors holding posters or pieces of paper with quotes from their attackers. I’ll warn you that it’s painful, gut wrenching, graphic content, but that I find it incredibly brave and hopeful that the survivors featured on the site have the courage to reclaim the words used against them.

Possible Trigger Warning

I hope you will join us tomorrow night at 7pm at the Campanile.

 

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