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

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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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For those of you who haven’t heard, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, SAAM comes at a unique time in our cultural dialogue, when women across the world are starting to find their voices through the power of #MeToo. Whether it’s rape, unwanted sexual contact, or everything in between, nearly every woman … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month