The Stories We Tell About Sexual Assault — And The Stories We Don’t

Aaden Friday
Apr 15, 2016 · 7 min read
flickr/Emily Dunne (image has been altered)

We tell ourselves stories so we may endure, so we can get through, or so we can cope with what we don’t want to remember. But the body remembers all; it remembers every sensation — the crash of clenched fist against gut, the warmth of a body in our arms, the dolor of being pushed away. It remembers what shouldn’t have been and what could have been. Each touch, each moment…