Posts Tagged: sexual abuse

Finding Atonement in the #MeToo Era

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There is no greater act of love than to hold someone accountable for their mistakes.

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Pulling the Thread Through: Talking with Tina Alexis Allen

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Tina Alexis Allen discusses her memoir, HIDING OUT.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #144: Cathy Linh Che

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“I think a safe space is one of deep listening and deep caring.”

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Hannibal Lecter, My Therapist

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In the dark, I felt at home in the underground bunker where the hospital stored its violent men.

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The Violence of Women: Talking with Amber Tamblyn

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Amber Tamblyn discusses her new book, Any Man, cultural myths, obsessions, and crime.

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Winning Always Involves Sacrificing: Talking with Dickson Lam

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Dickson Lam discusses his debut memoir, Paper Sons, the writing advice that transformed his approach to thee book, and the duty of a memoirist.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #135: Patrick Nathan

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“I wanted to make these characters much more complex than the individual boxes we normally see.”

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ENOUGH: He Could Kill Me

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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The Thread: Look What You Made Me Do

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Can a person with some agency ever claim victimization, or are agency and victimhood a binary?

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Even the Moon

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When you finished, several minutes passed before we spoke. You dipped a finger in a pool of candle wax. How could I know this was the only real secret you’d ever kept?

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The Thread: Volcanoes

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Is there a relationship between the violence that came through me, and the violence that came at me?

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #125: Tyree Daye

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“I think if you are really doing the work, you can’t write about America and not explore race and slavery, and that goes for any writer.”

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In Defense of Sinead O’Connor

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“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Terese Mailhot

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Terese Mailhot discusses her debut memoir, Heart Berries, writing candidly about one’s personal life, and the good that can come from anger.

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ENOUGH: I Am Never the Same Girl Again

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Playing God: A Conversation with Daniel Olivas

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Daniel Olivas discusses his recent short story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, writing humor, and the role of religion in his work.

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Come for Me, Katie Roiphe

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Backlash isn’t new to our Internet culture, but with Twitter and hot takes it does come for us a little faster.

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The Peep King’s Legacy: A Family Portrait

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The day after Hugh Hefner died, I received a text from my sister that our grandfather was starring alongside James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s new series, The Deuce.

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Ready for Change: Discussing Sexual Assault with SafeBAE

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The co-founders of SafeBAE discuss the challenges and victories of teaching students about rape culture, consent, and anti-bullying.

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The Logic of the Book: Talking with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories.

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It’s Never Too Late to Be Found: A Conversation with Rene Denfeld

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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.

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