Girl, I would build cities for you

What would you say to your closest friend if she were raped or sexual assaulted?  How would you respond?  What words of comfort would you offer him? Sometimes, we are afraid to say anything.  We are afraid to say the wrong thing, or not the best thing.  Or, we might...

5 Things to Consider Before Calling Someone a Rape Apologist

If you have entered into conversation and dialogue about the issue of sexual violence, you may have heard the term “rape apologist.” While this term hasn’t yet made it into Webster’s Dictionary, an apologist is someone who “makes a defense in speech or writing of a...

Breadcrumbs, curiosity and risk

This month, I had the privilege of engaging with lots of different kinds of people in conversations about sexual violence. Between a session with SheGeeksOut, a night at MIT with Duane DeFour and an op-ed in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, I heard from a diverse group...