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2018 – A Year In-Between

New Year’s Eve is a bittersweet holiday for me. Like most people, I am reminded that this holiday symbolizes the chance for a fresh start and a new beginning. But for me, it’s also a reminder of the past - of the day my relationship began with my abuser. And somehow, today marks three years … Continue reading 2018 – A Year In-Between

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As I hope most of you have heard by now, the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has released her amendments to Title IX, the law that protects students from sex discrimination. Like all survivors and activists, I knew these proposed regulations would be bad. But unfortunately, they’re even more appalling and horrifying than I could have … Continue reading

Voices Rising

One year ago, I attended a conference in Washington D.C. with some of the most amazing people I had ever met. This conference, hosted by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), was attended by advocates, policy makers, and survivors. As a neuroscience graduate student at the time, this conference was slightly out of my … Continue reading Voices Rising

I Said Enough

As you may recall, I've been awaiting an incredibly important, incredibly terrifying day - the day of my Title IX hearing against my abuser. And despite my doubts and frustrations with this whole process, this day finally happened. The hearing was probably one of the hardest, most surreal experiences I’ve ever had in my entire … Continue reading I Said Enough

Victim for Never, Survivor Forever

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve last written. And as usual, a lot has happened, to say the least - I have officially transitioned away from science and started an amazing new job that I absolutely love; I tried the online dating thing out of curiosity (let’s just say I’m no longer curious); I have … Continue reading Victim for Never, Survivor Forever