Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual by Anne K. Ream

By Anne K. Ream

In those pages you’ll meet a neighborhood of rape and sexual violence survivors who've been formed, yet refuse to be outlined, by way of their histories of violence. they're courageous, and they're outspoken—but, more often than not, they're hopeful.

From its insistently resolute establishing essay to its ultimate, deeply relocating tale, Lived via This is a e-book that defies traditional knowledge approximately existence within the wake of sexual violence, whereas placing names and faces on a subject matter that too frequently leaves its sufferers silent and invisible.

Part 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 right now 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 conversing out approximately gender-based violence in Latin the United States; Beth Adubato, a girl who used to be raped through a well-liked athlete after which denied justice whilst her university did not totally 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 on the way to adjust the U.S. military’s reaction to sexual violence devoted via these in its ranks.

Writing with compassion, candor, and, from time to time, even much-needed humor, Ream brings us a chain of news 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 seem to be a window right into a international the place sexual violence is extra regular than so much folks imagine.

The finished 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.”

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