This is a blog post I wrote on bellejar.ca about my experiences as a historical and recent sexual violence survivor.
Trigger Warnings for sexual violence, sexual assault, rape, childhood sexual violence, and victim blaming.
by Jasbina Misir
TW: sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, victim-blaming
I wanted to share something truly disgusting and awful that happened to me this past Monday.
At 1 AM I was sexually assaulted during a concert. On the dance floor when the crowd rushed the stage. These are all the details I want to and am going to share. I have filed a report with the police and an investigation to catch the assailant is ongoing.
Why am I sharing this? I am sharing this because for me and for many survivors, talking about what happened is a key part of surviving, healing, responding to erasure and silencing. Talking about an assault can be a way for people to get some kind of accountability for what happened, even if that accountability only ever comes in the form of speaking their truth.
I’ve heard people say that talking about sexual violence experience is…
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