It has been a difficult few weeks for many survivors, watching the ways that Tara Reade has been treated in the news, and worse, knowing that it’s exactly how survivors are treated in our communities. Survivors are silenced and dismissed, our experiences are minimized, and our safety and wellbeing is sacrificed so that the oppressive systems and structures that enabled the violence against us may remain in place.

Even in radical leftist spaces.

When our movements for liberation replicate the oppressive systems that we seek to dismantle, we must call for accountability. …

Leila Raven

queer mama. prison abolitionist. community organizer. reader of Black feminist theory. lover of dance cardio.

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