Summer was ending, and my sister was shrinking. I first noticed when we were sitting on the dock near the lake at our summer camp; as she stretched her bare leg toward the water, I saw a new striation of musculature in her calf, a ridge that didn’t used to be there. Atop her denim […]
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: child abuse, child molestation, childhood assault, ENOUGH, gender inequality, gender violence, Liv Spikes, misogyny, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, parenting, patriarchy, Politics, rape, Rape culture, Sex, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexuality, summer camp, victim blaming
When I first heard Brian Sella’s sweet, pathetic voice sing these words, they seared a sense of guilt into me. ...more
Tags: Albums of Our Lives, Biran Sella, camp, depression, Flashlight, indie rock, Massachusetts, Mat Uychich, Mazzer D'Orazio, Mountain, Music, New Jersey, pop punk, relationships, roommates, Rumpus music, suburb, summer camp, swimming pool, The Front Bottoms, Virginia, wiffleball