Not Your After School Special

This blog was originally published on ashaelaine.com on October 14, 2020.

“You can’t feel bad for the girl who got hit twice,” was what someone who was supposed to be my “big brother” said to me my sophomore year of high school. I wish it all stopped after those two times. Suffering abuse in high school was no episode of Degrassi. It wasn’t over in an hour or by the end of a two episode special. It was war…