To come forward as a survivor is nothing short of a Herculean task.

Last week, the national coverage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony played out on each of my co-worker’s computer screens. I was live streaming The Guardian’s coverage on my iPhone at my desk. This was a historic moment: social media was full of images of people watching the testimonies on subways, in cafes, in doctor’s offices, lunchrooms, and work spaces. I scrolled by post after post, tweet after tweet, of women paralyzed with emotion and reliving their own traumas. Some were angry, ready to burn everything to…

Stephanie Fowler

Writer. Sophie Kerr Prize ’01. Washington College grad. Beach bum. Oxford Comma defender. Dog person. Pen hoarder. Co-host of So What’s Your Story? podcast

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