Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

?There are days when I am less stardust than sawdust, less survivor than victim, but that does not mean that the reclamation of my own body is any less eternal.? ?Jane Cochrane ?How to describe the feeling of not being believed? It is the feeling of disappearing.? ?Stephanie Oakes ?I used to want to hurt you, to break you, to give you the sort of nightmares I still have so m ?There are days when I am less stardust than sawdust, less survivor than victim, but that does no...

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Title:Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out
Author:Erin E. Moulton
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Things We Haven't Said
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out Reviews

  • Erin Moulton
    Oct 05, 2017
    Honestly? As the editor I am totally and completely biased. I've had the privilege of editing this anthology. I've had the privilege of being a small part of this work that I think is incredibly powerful and incredibly important. But I have a few thoughts as you dive in. 1) This is...
  • Helen
    Jun 10, 2018
    Compiling stories of sexual assault together, especially those of children, is a revolutionary act. It defies the myth that these cases are rare, that those who experience it are unusual. Thanks to the authors for bravely telling their stories together. ...
  • G. MA
    Aug 15, 2016
    I am honored to be among those included. For the other 24, and our esteemed editor, Erin, I am grateful that every contributor found a way to be present to revisiting the pain for the purpose of helping others survive their own trauma. That powerful note rang true through every page, e...
  • Brittany
    Jul 10, 2018
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  • Maria
    Mar 26, 2018
    Definitely a difficult read. I was worried about being triggered by some of the stories (it's has been years but it can happen). Fortunately that didn't happen but what did happen was how hearing these stories made me angry. Angry that anyone has to go through this. The stories inc...
  • Katherine
    May 23, 2018
    This is not a book I would have ordinarily picked up - I worried it might be too heavy, too distressing, etc. However, I know the editor and it got really good reviews, so I gave it a shot, and I'm glad I did. The book is really well put together, and has an overall hopeful tone. Each...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Apr 25, 2018
    I cannot say much about this because it is emotional. It is important, hard to read, heroic, heartbreaking and a must read! ...
  • Heather
    Jul 05, 2018
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  • Ashley
    May 07, 2018
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  • Chelsey
    May 09, 2018
    25 adult survivors of sexual violence speak out about their experiences in short stories, poems, and letters. These are difficult to get through but are vitally important. I particularly appreciated the interviews with the authors that closed out each entry. ...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 09, 2018
    Difficult to read at times, but SO necessary and important. ...
  • Tj
    Mar 19, 2018
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  • Zest Books
    Jan 05, 2017
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  • Katherine
    May 25, 2018
    I gotta be honest, I don't recall reserving this book from the library or how I knew about it, but when it became available, I picked it up and began immediately. This is possibly the most courageous book I have ever read. 25 survivors of childhood sexual abuse share stories from t...
  • Jared
    Jul 09, 2018
    This book is a work of bravery, honesty, and hope. I couldn?t read it quickly because each story was so impactful and heart breaking. After each experience was shared, the survivor then answered questions about their current life, showing that there is hope among the scars. Books l...
  • Drewseph
    Apr 13, 2018
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  • Anwen Hayward
    Jul 08, 2018
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  • Sarah Willis
    Jun 08, 2018
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  • Ylenia
    Apr 04, 2018
    3.75 stars "The reason I wanted to share my story is because I believe that people should not suffer alone and should not feel like they are the only ones. You have a tribe out there, and even though you feel like you are the only one fighting, we are out there with you with our invis...
  • Sahar Abdulaziz
    Apr 08, 2018
    Every child survivor of sexual violence has had to find their own means of coping with the aftermath of overpowering terror, suffocating fear, and excruciating trauma. The repercussions of sexual abuse?sexual assault?never go away. While some of the emotions connected with the atta...
  • Jennifer Paquette
    Jul 11, 2018
    This is not an easy read, but I feel like I'll be better prepared to support survivors of sexual violence after reading it. I believe that it does an adequate job of representing different forms/faces of sexual violence in children and adolescents and the multitude of feelings that can...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 10, 2018
    "In the powerful stories that comprise 'Things We Haven't Said,' written by individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, exploitation, assault, and violence, the reader is confronted with the paradox of the written word. These survivors 'speak out' after, for many, years of silence."...
  • Haley
    May 01, 2018
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  • Cody Roecker
    Mar 20, 2016
    This book is something I feel is very, very important. ...
  • Mariah McKenzie
    Apr 10, 2018
    Pearls of wisdom, encouragement and love. These poems, essays and interviews each eloquently speak from experience, reaching out to young people encouraging them to speak up and empower themselves against the overwhelming pain, confusion and shame caused by childhood sexual abuse. Thes...
  • Alisha
    May 12, 2018
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  • Prapti Subedi
    Jun 26, 2018
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  • m ✨
    Apr 15, 2018
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  • Kelsey Mize
    May 23, 2018
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  • Ben Truong
    May 16, 2018
    Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out is an anthology of poems, essays, letters, vignettes, and interviews written by a diverse group of impressive adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. It is a collection of twenty-five entries from twen...