Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Anne K. Ream


In those pages you’ll meet a group of rape and sexual violence survivors who've been formed, yet refuse to be outlined, via their histories of violence. they're courageous, and they're outspoken—but, in most cases, they're hopeful.
 
From its insistently resolute starting essay to its ultimate, deeply relocating tale, Lived via This is a ebook that defies traditional knowledge approximately existence within the wake of sexual violence, whereas placing names and faces on a topic that too frequently leaves its sufferers silent and invisible.
 
half own historical past of Anne Ream’s personal event rebuilding her existence after violence, half memoir of a multi-country, multi-year trip spent hearing survivors, Lived via This is straight away deeply own and resolutely political. In those pages we're brought to, between others, the ladies of Atenco, Mexico, sufferers of rape and political torture who're talking out approximately gender-based violence in Latin the USA; Beth Adubato, a girl who used to be raped by way of a favored athlete after which denied justice whilst her collage didn't absolutely examine the assault; and Jenny and Steve Bush, a rape survivor and her father who're operating jointly to percentage Jenny’s testimony of surviving rape by the hands of a veteran so one can regulate the U.S. military’s reaction to sexual violence dedicated through these in its ranks.  
 
Writing with compassion, candor, and, from time to time, even much-needed humor, Ream brings us a chain of reports and essays which are as insistent as they're incisive. thought of separately, her profiles are profoundly relocating, or even inspiring. thought of jointly, they're a window right into a global the place sexual violence is extra general than so much folks think.
 
The comprehensive and brave men and women profiled in Lived via This are, within the phrases of the writer, “living reminders of all that continues to be attainable within the wake of the terrible.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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