Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.
Aishah Shahidah Simmons survived incest and sexual abuse. She is a self-described Black feminist lesbian documentary filmmaker. Then, we talk to writer Amanda Rosenberg, who survived a suicide attempt and says hiding her mental illness from her family almost killed her. We also describe both as badasses who took their trauma and created art from it. Family members telling you to hide your feelings because they say they don’t want to deal with you? Now that’s mental.
Links from today’s episode!
Aishah’s film, NO! The Rape Documentary, is available online or as a DVD.
Learn more about #LoveWithAccountability
You can also read more about Ashiah’s intersectional approaches to her activism.
You can read Amanda’s Vox article and learn more about the “model minority” myth.
You can also visit Amanda’s website for more.
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