“Pushing past the breathlessness, I couldn’t stop until his memory gave up and disappeared.”
“Roughly 50 photos. A fraction of a year really yet so representative of everything in it.”
“What happened does not define your worth, it is not your fault, and no matter what stage of recovery you are in, I am so proud of you. You have all my love.”
Don’t forget to honour your body’s ‘yes’.
These are the questions I would have liked to explore in learning about consent. And they are questions which will change the way we think about sexual violence.
Every joke, every supposedly humorous comment, indirectly contributes to a system which protects abusers and silences survivors.
Changing our mode of thinking about sex isn’t easy. To get there, we have to make proper communication part of our sex lives.