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Surviving Sexual Assault

Could You Forgive This?

Heide Banks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heide Banks

One spring day, 21 years after Liz's assault, she received a letter in her mailbox from her rapist. He was making amends as part of a 12-step program for alcoholism, and he was asking her for forgiveness.

'I Am A Rape Survivor'

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

As I read that poem, I realized that up to this point, considering myself a rape survivor was almost laughable. I hadn't been thinking like a survivor but like a victim.