Health · Marriage · Trauma · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

5 Unexpected Benefits of “Coming Out” as a Sexual Assault Survivor

“It’s been almost a year since my ‘coming out’ as a survivor of rape and sexual assault. The changes I’ve experienced have been remarkable.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, April 2017.

Television · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

These Violent Delights Have Misogynistic Ends in HBO’s Westworld

“A clear demonstration of its ongoing misogyny problem, HBO still caters to that “perv side of the audience,” who the channel believes enjoys the constant and graphic sexual objectification of women. It’s such a shame, because if they really needed this level of full frontal nudity, the network had the perfect opportunity with Westworld to feature both males and females equally, since both males and females equally fell within that android slave narrative. Instead, they chose to toe their misogynistic party line, and focus on objectifying women to the point where it became a disgusting display of pure unadulterated sexism.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, December 2016.

Guest Posts · Television · Trauma · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

Why This Feminist Ended Her Game of Thrones Boycott — And Was Surprised by Season Six

“After Game of Thrones aired its first episodes of season six, I began to receive whispers from my own network of sparrows telling me that it was like an entirely new monster had been born, but this time a feminist beast had emerged. Apparently, women were taking center stage and there was far less gratuitous female nudity and no sexual violence of any kind on camera.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2017.

Guest Posts · Trauma · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Wendy · Women

Shame Withers in Sunlight: An Open Letter to the Stanford Rape Survivor

The powerful victim impact statement released by the Stanford rape survivor inspired me to write my own. My first piece for Wear Your Voice Magazine, published in June 2016.

Culture · Horror · Huffington Post · Politics · Trauma · Women · Zuzu Huffington

Rape is Not About Sex: A Notice to Damon Wayans and Everyone Who Still Doesn’t Get It

“Rape is NOT about looks, age, race, gender, nationality, or any other arbitrary cultural signifier that would make one person a more or less desirable victim than another.” My 15th HuffPost article, published in October 2015.