A moving collection of narrative and photographic profiles of sexual violence survivors by an award-winning writer and photographer Eight years ago, writer Anne K. Ream and photographer Patricia Evans embarked on a unique journey. Their goal was to document the stories of sexual violence survivors willing to share their names and faces in order to show that they have been shaped--but are not defined--by the violence they have lived through. Partly a personal history of Ream's own experience rebuilding her life in the wake of sexual violence, partly a memoir of a journey spent listening to survivors, "e;Lived Through This"e; is both deeply personal and resolutely political. From the women of Atenco, Mexico, who are subjects of a high profile Amnesty International campaign, to Fatou Diallo, a Senegalese rap star who is using her music to address sexual violence in Africa to Dorothy Allison ("e;Bastard Out of Carolina"e;), "e;"e;who speaks candidly about how her personal experience inspired her award-winning book, "e;Lived Through This"e; is about listening to--and learning from--sexual violence survivors. The accomplished, courageous, and deeply human women and men profiled in this book are, in the words of the author, "e;living reminders of all that remains possible in the wake of the terrible."e; Against all odds, they give us hope.
Lived Through This
Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors
Mind, Body & Spirit /
Family & Parenting