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Ask Erin: How Do I Support My Friend Who Was Raped? 

I hate that it's happened to her and the thought of this guy doing this to other women makes me sick. How can I help support my friend who was raped? Read...
Erin Khar   |   07.25.18   |   SHARE
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If your sibling were raped by your friend, wouldn't you want to know? I most definitely would.

Ask Erin: Should I Tell My Brother That His Best Friend Raped Me?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   09.1.17   |   SHARE
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It's time to break up, move out, and move on.

Ask Erin: What Should I Do About My Toxic Living Situation With My Boyfriend?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Overcoming these fears will take time.

Owning My Body After Sexual Assault

Sixteen years have passed since my last sexual assault, and before now, I had an incredibly healthy sex drive. The past year has been the hardest Read...
Katherine Emrick    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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I blamed myself for what happened and internalized the guilt and shame that many survivors feel after sexual violence.

I Was Sexually Assaulted On Valentine's Day

My sexual assault is the main reason my girlfriend and I didn’t celebrate the love-infested holiday for the first six years of our relationship. Last Read...
Alaina Leary    |   02.9.17   |   SHARE
Essays
What exactly is it that gives a date so much power? Image: Adina Voicu/Pixabay.

Commemorating The Anniversary Of My Trauma Helped Me Heal From It

March is always an awful month for me. In Cape Town — my home town — March marks the beginning of autumn. Summer’s exhilarating heat comes to a Read...
Sian Ferguson    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
Minds
You matter and your happiness matters. Image: Thinkstock.

Why You Shouldn't Neglect Physical Self-Care

Take everything personally and think the worst of any situation? Overwhelmed with your job or at school? Say self-deprecating things about yourself, Read...
Elizabeth Tsung    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
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It’s time we get our facts straight. Image: Thinkstock.

8 Myths About Sexual Assault That Everyone Needs To Ditch

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Unfortunately, you probably know someone who has been sexually assaulted. 1 out of 6 American women are Read...
Katie Simpson    |   04.13.16   |   SHARE
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