If you have a story to tell, and you want to submit it to be published here there are a few ground rules to follow:

  1. You can be anonymous or sign your work: I make a commitment to signing my work so that I can help others put a face on what it looks like to be a survivor of rape, but this choice is completely personal and what you’re comfortable with. Please though, include at least either a first name or initials and the state you live in (country if you are not in the U.S.). Your location helps others understand how close to home this issue is.
  2. There is no size limit currently: I will take short statements, paragraphs, or a short story. Let’s be respectful though and not write a whole book. My own personal story is about 8 standard, written pages.
  3. You need to let me know if you want help editing: In my former life, I was an English teacher and I still play the role of grammar police from time to time. My feeling about good grammar is not to be fancy, but to make your message clear and easy to understand. If you don’t want any editing help, that’s fine too.
  4. Please do not use the full name of other people in your story unless you have their permission.
  5. There is no right or wrong way to do this. You can be graphic, detailed, or vague and minimalist. You can be super serious or sarcastic. It’s your story. Only you know how it goes.
  6. Submit your story through email to [email protected]. I will keep your identity as private as you’d like.