Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.
Tags: A.M. Holmes, aging, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, By the Sea, Chelsea Martin, death, Elizabeth Ellen, Elle Nash, female sexuality, Garielle Lutz, Her Lesser Work, Hobart, Hobart Pulp, lindsay lohan, Lolita, Mary Miller, miley cyrus, money, morality, mortality, Nico Walker, Ottessa Moshfegh, Patricia Highsmith, pedophile, pedophilia, repetition, Saul Stories, self publishing, self-publish, sexuality, SF/LD Books, short fiction, short stories, short story, story collection, Tampa, The End of Alice, toxic masculinity, transgressive, unlikable characters, unlikeable characters
Matthew Clark Davison discusses his debut novel, DOUBTING THOMAS.
Tags: A Little Life, ACTUP, AIDS, Amble Press, Anita Bryant, Ann Patchett, Anthem: Homunculus, Autobiography of a Face, Bettyville, Between the World and Me, brothers, Cecil Williams, Celeste Chan, chris offutt, debut novel, Doubting Thomas, fleetwood mac, garth greenwell, gay, George Hodgman, Giovianni's Room, Glide Church, hanya yanagihara, homophobia, homosexuality, internalized homophobia, James Baldwin, Janice Mirikitani, John Cameron Mitchell, June Jordan, justin torres, Landslide, Lawnboy, LGBTQ, Lucy Grealy, lydia peelle, mary gaitskill, Matthew Clark Davison, Michael Cunningham, Michael Nava, My Father the Pornographer, Paul Lisicky, pedophile, pedophilia, Portland, queer, queer bodies, Queer Nation, queerness, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Satanic Scare, SFSU, siblings, Sula, Ta-Nehisi Coates, teachers, teaching, The Lab, Toni Morrison, Truth & Beauty, we the animals, What Belongs to You
Katie Jean Shinkle discusses her new novel, RUINATION.
Tags: adolescence, Animals Eat Each Other, Ariel Gore, Billy Graham, casey plett, Christianity, coming out, cult, E. Patrick Johnson, Elle Nash, evangelism, flowers, Fred Moten, heteronormativity, Jim Bakker, Katie Jean Shinkle, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Little Fish, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, Maurice Blanchot, Midwest, naomi alderman, No Tea No Shade, patriarchy, pedophile, pedophilia, place, post-apocalyptic, queer, religion, revival, Ruination, Selah Ann Saterstrom, SJ Sindu, Slab, Spuyten Duyvil, Stefano Harney, Steven Dunn, Tammy Faye, teenagers, The Arson People, The Meat and Spirit Plan, The Power, The Small Backs of Children, The Undercommons, vegetation, water & power, We Were Witches, weather
is a call for more stories with specifics so well-rendered. ...more
Tags: Barbara Berman, Because: A Lyric Memoir, Books, Charles martin, child abuse, child molestation, Elie Wiesel, ENOUGH, Joshua Mensch, memoir, molestation, pedophile, poetry, Reviews, sexual abuse, sexual predator, W. W. Norton
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: adolescence, alcohol, child abuse, cutter, cutting, domestic violence, drinking, drugs, EMDR, ENOUGH, Harvey Weinstein, Jennilie Brewster, Jim Morrison, maryland, New Zealand, pedophile, Rape culture, religion, self harm, Sex, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexuality, shame, statutory rape, teenagers, The Baltimore Sun, Towson, virginity
“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged. ...more
Tags: Anthony Kiedis, bob dylan, Boston Globe, Catholic, Catholic Church, catholicism, Chester Bennington, Chicago, child abuse, child molestation, Chris Cornell, death, Eileen Toomey, faith, feminism, frank sinatra, gender roles, human rights, Ireland, Joan of Arc, Joe Pesci, John Paul II, Kris Kristofferson, Linkin Park, loss, mental illness, miley cyrus, Music, pedophile, pedophilia, Politics, pope?, priest, red hot chili peppers, religion, Saturday Night Live, sexual abuse, shoplifting, Sinead O'Connor, SNL, Soundgarden, suicide, The Lion and the Cobra
Rene Denfeld discusses her latest book,
The Child Finder, the ways in which trauma traps us, and the important role of imagination in finding resilience and escape. ...more
Tags: adoption, autism, child abuse, childhood, children, election 2016, Fables, fairy tales, forest, foster care, Frankenstein, Kelly Thompson, magic, Mary Shelley, memory, missing children, monsters, natural world, Oregon, pedophile, pedophilia, political crisis, Politics, Portland, prison, Rene Denfeld, rural life, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, shame, The Child Finder, The Enchanted, trauma, triggers
Critics have noted how The Keepers is similar to other prestige documentaries but with a significant difference—its focus on the victims and their stories. ...more
Tags: Abuse, adolescence, Catherine Cesnik, Catholic Church, catholicism, child molestation, church, clergy, confession, documentary, feminism, Film, Jean Wehner, Making a Murderer, Maureen Ryan, Michael Lehane, molestation, murder, Netflix, Patricia Grisafi, pedophile, pedophilia, PTSD, religion, Ryan White, Seton Keough High School, sexual abuse, Sister Catherine Cesnik, Stephanie Merry, Steven Avery, survivors, television, Teresa Halbach, Teresa Lancaster, The Keepers, trauma, true crime, victims
The Rumpus Book Club chats with Zoe Zolbrod about her new book
The Telling, pushing against victim narratives, how the conversation surrounding sexual abuse has evolved, and the melding of research with memoir. ...more
Tags: ana castillo, Art as Therapy, Black Dove, Carolyn See, child sexual assault, childhood, david bowie, depression, Different Strokes, ellen bass, Eve Babwitz, Eve's Hollywood, Golden Days, Gordon Jump, Lori Mattix, memoir, parenthood, parenting, pedophile, pedophilia, Reginald Dwayne Betts, research, sex offenders, sexual abuse, sexual assault, shame, The Rumpus Book Club, The Telling, therapy, victim, woody allen, writing as therapy, Zoe Zolbrod
He wasn’t just my teacher. He was the rockstar teacher of our theater program. ...more
Tags: Bill Wyman, child abuse, david bowie, Edgar Allen Poe, Elvis Presley, hair, Iggy Pop, Jerry lee lewis, Julliard, Lolita, Marissa Korbel, pedophile, sexual abuse, Shakespeare, Stanley Kubrick, teachers and students, theater, trauma, Trinidad, Vladmir Nabokov
Wendy C. Ortiz talks about her memoir,
Excavation, about her teenage affair with her teacher, and how the moment you write down a memory you make it fallible. ...more
Tags: dateline, excavation, Future Tense, Hollywood Notebook, Jessica Machado, kathryn harrison, Kevin Sampsell, L.A., marriage-and-family therapist, memoir, pedophile, pedophilia, predator, psychoanalysis, rejection, Rhapsodomancy, statutory rape, taboo, teachers and students, the kiss, therapy, to catch a predator, true stories, victim
There’s hardly an American who can’t find a helpline, unless that American’s a pedophile in remission. Convinced that the lack of said resource is dire, needed, and far from forthcoming, Luke Malone investigates the grisly alternatives; in an essay at Medium, Malone interviews Adam, a self-admitted 16 year old pedophile: I spoke with experts and […]